A fund has been set up by a couple of Sunderland fans in support of the terrible tragedy of last Thursday, when a passenger plane was shot down over Ukraine that killed 290 innocent people, and it included two dedicated Newcastle fans – John Alder and Liam Sweeney – who were on their way to see Newcastle United play in New Zealand.
And it warms the heart to see Sunderland fans putting our rivalry to one side, and expressing their grief at the terrible event, and they have shown their unity with Newcastle fans.
This is what the Sunderland lads have put on their site:
“The incredibly sad news that has emerged this week about two Newcastle fans who have passed has left us all shocked and deeply saddened. Donating here will help pay for a floral tribute to those fans and to unity between the two clubs. Any extra money will be donated to a charity that has yet to be decided.”
“Thank you for your time, effort and donations. “
“RIP to John Alder and Liam Sweeney, who were both far too young.”
This kind of tragic event shows what things are important in life, and Newcastle United immediately put out a communication, and the players will wear black arm bands for the two games in New Zealand and there will be a tribute to the fans at out first game at home to Newcastle United.
It’s heart warming that Sunderland fans have done this – it’s a classy move to show their support for John and Liam in what is a terrible tragedy.