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Pictures as Sunderland says goodbye to former SAFC player Nigel Saddington

Friends, family and former Sunderland players have said an emotional final farewell to ex-SAFC defender Nigel Saddington.

Nigel passed away aged just 53 last month after suffering from heart disease. He was described as a "home boy at heart" in a moving funeral service at Sunderland Crematorium.

Friends and family gathered at Sunderland Crematorium for the funeral service
Friends and family gathered at Sunderland Crematorium for the funeral service
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It was an emotional occaision
It was an emotional occaision
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Mourners at the crematorium
Mourners at the crematorium
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The funeral procession arriving
The funeral procession arriving
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