While we may not be able to have an impact on our own club, a Newcastle supporter with a soft spot for Bournemouth recently decided to go with a group of friends to the dark place for an away game.
Having been surrounded by coverage of the Adam Johnson case on the run up to the game, he was then met with the promotional materials of Mr Royston Vasey (Chubby Brown) and his ‘culturally sensitive’ show being put on at the Stadium of Light.
Interestingly, those posters in very close proximity to the ‘Kick it Out’ message.
With a sour taste in his mouth, and sense of self-loathing for simply being at Sunderland, the Geordie and his south coast mates arrived in the away end to be met with this…
Given Jason Lee’s public hatred of the chants relating to his famous haircut and accusations in the past that it was at best ‘culturally insensitive’ (although funny), then choosing this as a ‘reference to modern football culture’ was interesting.
Taking the higher ground (or just simply being an annoying pedant) a letter to SAFC then followed which highlighted their position as a family club, how this combined with Mr Johnson’s behaviour and Chubby Brown’s presence was contrary to their ‘family club position’ and that generally it was another sign of the club being inappropriate in their behaviour.
Sunderland have now confirmed that they are repainting that wall and removing the inappropriate reference to Jason Lee.
Unfortunately, they failed to comment on the other two points.
Finally, a successful Geordie against Sunderland. Let’s hope that this is not our only victory against them this season.