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Police Involved In Stopping Newcastle Fans From Having Sunderland Relegation Party

The fortunes of the north-east’s two biggest football clubs couldn’t be more different right now.

Newcastle look to have successfully navigated the threat of relegation from the Premier League after winning three successive games, their most recent of which came against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Sunderland, on the other hand, look destined to drop into England’s third tier by getting relegated from the Championship. The Black Cats are second from bottom and six points away from safety with four games remaining.

Such is the joy that this brings to some Newcastle supporters, they have attempted to gain entry to Sunderland’s final home games of the season to ‘celebrate’ their relegation to League One.

It got to such a stage that the local police had to issue ‘orders to leave’ for Geordies attempting to buy tickets at the Stadium Of Light ticket office on Tuesday night when Sunderland hosted Norwich.

Sunderland manager Chris Coleman commented on the situation and he said it’s a minority of Newcastle fans who are trying to do this and that most supporters of the Toon Army want to see Sunderland back in the top flight so that the Tyne-Wear derby can be a regular fixture again.

It will be interesting to see if any Newcastle fans show up at Sunderland’s next home game which against Burton Albion which is on Saturday week.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email [email protected] or on Twitter