Charlie Wyke's classy Instagram message to Sunderland bar worker that supporters will appreciate

It’s not often you receive a message from one of your favourite football players.

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 4:30 pm

But just that has happened to Wearsider Lee Thomas Stanness after Charlie Wyke recently delivered a classy message to the outgoing Sunderland bar worker.

Stanness has worked at popular burger restaurant No.2 Church Lane in the Minster Quarter of Sunderland as a barman and waiter for five years.

But following his decision to move on to pastures new, life-long fan Stanness received a big surprise in his direct messages on Instagram from one of his favourite Black Cats players.

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Much to his amazement, the 26-year-old was greeted by a video selfie from Sunderland striker Wyke after checking his inbox.

“Hiya, Lee… Charlie Wyke here,” the Black Cats attacker said. “I’ve heard you’re a big Sunderland fan.

"So I just wanted to say thanks for all of your support mate – and I’ve been told to pass on the message that everyone at Church Lane is absolutely gutted that you’re leaving.

"But at least you can start watching the games at home now rather than behind the bar!

Charlie Wyke talks to Sunderland barman Lee Thomas Stanness.
Charlie Wyke talks to Sunderland barman Lee Thomas Stanness.

"So good luck for the future mate and thanks for the support… cheers!”

Speaking about the video, Stanness said: “Only got a message off @CharlieWyke off the guys for leaving Church Lane! Not often I’m speechless but aye, amazing! @ChurchLane #SAFC.”

The Middlesbrough-born striker is proving a hit for Lee Johnson’s side this season, having bagged 22 goals in League One as Sunderland push for promotion back to the Championship.

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