Sunderland AFC wish pub landlord well after car crash incident

Sunderland AFC has wished the owner of a pub close to the Stadium of Light a swift recovery after he was injured in a car accident.

Monday, 1st January 2018, 1:16 pm
Updated Monday, 1st January 2018, 1:25 pm
The Colliery Tavern, in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland. Copyright Google Maps.

John Snaith, who owns the Colliery Tavern, just yards from the ground, was involved in a smash as he travelled to see the Lads play at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

The club tweeted ahead of today's home game against Barnsley: "Everyone at #SAFC would like to wish John Snaith, the owner of the Colliery Tavern, a swift recovery after he was involved in a car accident while travelling to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

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"Get well soon, John!"

Sunderland won Saturday's game at the City Ground 1-0 thanks to a first-half goal from midfielder Aiden McGeady.

Chris Coleman's side are now out of the Championship relegation zone.