Let’s Give This Sunderland Player Some Applause

We abhor any racial prejudice, and the big news this week was when Sunderland’s Danny Rose, on loan from Tottenham, was the victim of racial taunts on Tuesday night in England’s U-21 game in Serbia.

Danny Rose – cheer up Danny – it will be alright

For some reason this racial prejudice in football recently  seems to be growing,  and we have seen a few reports that Newcastle fans may want to applaud Danny before the game on Sunday at Sunderland.

That would be a terrific gesture and show just how good our fans our.

The 22-year-old received malicious chants right from the warm-up in the U21 game in Serbia, and apparently he had stones  and coins thrown at him as well.

And it seems Martin O’Neill has heard of the Newcastle fans’ plan to applaud Danny, and the Sunderland manager had this to say:

“It would be exceptionally gracious, and I’m sure it would be appreciated.”

And it seems Danny was very upset after the game and Martin may not even play him:

“Danny is still angry and disappointed,” “I have the utmost sympathy and empathy with him.”  “What happened is something you should never have to endure.”

“I need to speak to him to find out what state of mind he’s in because we need him to focus on the game.” “It depends on how he is ­feeling but I am sure he will want to play.”

Let’s hope the lad can play on Sunday.

It’s an odd notion for Geordie fans to applaud a Sunderland player – but it will be done before the game, and will show the good will of Newcastle supporters – and it’s a great thing to do.

Of course once the game starts – forget it – we’ll all only be urging on the lads in black and white.

It’s a great idea and would get some much needed positive publicity for racial equality.

We are all the same however different we look on the surface.

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12 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Oct 19, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    More proof (as if any was needed) that we are the best fans in the land.

  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Oct 19, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Hear hear. Footballing rivalries is one thing, racism in football is completely unacceptable (Well, to be honest, not just in football). Give him a big cheer, but once the whistle goes take them all done….. just got to be careful mr T doesn’t break his legs.

    2 days. This break has felt like a lifetime.

  • sirtoongospel

    Oct 19, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #3

    Totally agree that it shows that our fans are the very best around.

    Come kick off though it will be insane as usual. Let’s hope our boys show their class. Our team is better, no doubts, but the derby is about who wants it more. The “just don’t get beat” statement is bang on. But winning there is extraordinary. HBA to tear them apart.

  • Rozzy

    Oct 19, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #4

    Ben Arfa will have his life on Sunday

  • NUFCWill1986

    Oct 19, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #5

    We are the Geordies…

  • steveno7

    Oct 19, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #6

    As much as i am appauled by his treatment the other night and yes it was very wrong.
    But really lads hes an adult a pro he should be brushing his self down and gettin on with it .
    Same with all this “im not shakjng his hand because he called me a naughty name”.
    As much as i hate to say it this is the world we live in folks its harsh and some times very cruel .

  • archaeomag

    Oct 19, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #7

    . . . lets not

  • steveno7

    Oct 19, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #8

    I for one WILL NOT BE CHEERING A SUNDERLAND player on .
    Not a chance .
    instead of him wallowing in self pitty because he got a bit of abuse grow a pair of bolloks son shine and get on with it .as i have already said this is the world we live in .

  • obatoyou

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Best fans in the world indeed

  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #10

    I second what Ibiza just said (would have said it first, but ibiza beat me to it :))

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 19, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #11

    A big applause for him. And then someone should kick him up in the air . Ideally Shola. Ouch.

  • one Tony Green

    Oct 20, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Sorry this is the biggest game of the season for us so I for one will not be clapping any SMB at the Stadium of Sh1te. Will the SMB clap Shola after yet again he was racially abused by a SMB I think not. Anyone on this site suggesting we should clap a Mackem does not go to the match and certainly has never been to a Derby game.


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