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Sunderland fans who saw their side lose 8-0 at Southampton have been given two weeks to claim back their costs.
The club says claims should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 5th November. Fans can either take their match tickets to the Stadium of Light or post them.
Any money not claimed before the deadline will be given to the local children's charity Grace House.
You can see more details on how to get your money here.
Sunderland have said they will make a donation to a local children's charity after suffering their worst defeat for 32 years.
Grace House is a Sunderland-based hospice that provides care for children from across the North East with life-shortening conditions.
Sunderland lost 8-0 away to Southampton last Saturday (18 October). They announced this afternoon (Tuesday 21 October) that they would reimburse the travel and ticket costs of the 2,500 fans that made the 700-mile round trip.
However, the club added that any fans who do not want the personal refund will have their share donated to Grace House.
The charity's chairman, David Cook, said in a statement that he was "overwhelmed".
I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Sunderland Football Club and their supporters, this is an amazing gesture towards Grace House and children in our region with life-limiting conditions.”
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has warned his team against any complacency in their Championship game against Wolves tonight.
Boro would move to the top of the table with a victory at Molineux. But Karanka is expecting a tough encounter.
The Sunderland captain John O'Shea has said he wants to "acknowledge" the fans who made the 700-mile round trip to see their team lose 8-0 at Southampton.
It was announced this afternoon (Tuesday 21 October) that those the 2,500 fans who made the journey would have their costs reimbursed.
We win and lose as a team, players, staff and fans, however we wanted to acknowledge and thank the supporters who travelled such a long way to give us their backing and despite everything, stayed with us until the final whistle.”
Dedicated Sunderland fans who travelled to Southampton to watch their team lose 8-0 have been offered a refund.
The idea was initially suggested by goalkeeper Vito Mannone.
Speaking on behalf of the squad, Sunderland AFC’s captain John O’Shea said: “We win and lose as a team, players, staff and fans, however we wanted to acknowledge and thank the supporters who travelled such a long way to give us their backing and despite everything, stayed with us until the final whistle."
Details of how to claim a refund are on the club's website.
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The father of one of the two Newcastle fans killed on flight MH17 has told ITV News Tyne Tees that he doesn't want the actions of a small minority of Sunderland fans to spoil the relationship his family has with the club.
Liam Sweeney and John Alder died in July when the plane they were travelling on was shot down over Ukraine.
At the time, Newcastle and Sunderland fans put aside their rivalry to unite in grief, with SAFC supporters fundraising thousands of pounds.
A 19-year-old man was arrested over the weekend for mocking the deaths of the Newcastle supporters following Sunderland's 8-0 defeat.
I don't want the actions of a small minority to tarnish the relationship that this family has with the majority of Sunderland fans who have been great to us since Liam's death.
It would cost Sunderland players less than two days' pay to reimburse supporters who watched the dismal 8-0 defeat at Southampton.
According to A Love Supreme fanzine, it would have cost fans an average of £75 per head. 2,800 fans made the journey so the total expenditure there is £210,000. The average Premier League footballer earns £31,000 a week according to ESPN. Sunderland AFC's first team squad is made up of 26 players and so collectively they, in theory, make £806,000 a week. To pay the fans back the players would have to give up £8,076 each which is less than two days pay.
Mannone says he is urging team-mates to reimburse fans - but should fans receive a refund?
You've been sending us your comments:
@rjsweeneyitv Yes, and there travel and food expenses .. and more importantly an explanation as to why there team just gave up ......
@itvtynetees no they shouldnt be reinbursed. a football match is about watching the team regardless of a win, lose or draw!
@itvtynetees - Not a good precedent to set , could end up with players having no money after a bad season. lol.