Watch Sunderland show its class as City of Culture verdict is announced

Sunderland may have lost the battle to become the UK's City of Culture in 2021.

Thursday, 7th December 2017, 7:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 3:34 am
Supporters in Sunderland's Pop Recs, in Stockton Road, wait for the verdict.

Nor - particularly if you are a football fan of a certain age - is Coventry often spoken of too fondly around these parts.

But supporters of Sunderland's bid to become City of Culture showed just how much class the city truly has when it comes to dealing with defeat.

Supporters in Sunderland's Pop Recs, in Stockton Road, wait for the verdict.

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Just watch the reaction from dozens of proud Mackems down at Pop Recs, in Stockton Road, as Coventry's victory was announced on BBC1's The One Show on Thursday night.

Supporters in Sunderland's Pop Recs, in Stockton Road, wait for the verdict.