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SAFC fans' forum anger

Sunderland AFC fans have taken to forums to talk about the late cancellation of the match against Manchester City.

"All the warnings were in place and what the various agencies said would happen happened. Man City chose to ignore those warnings."

"Just back home from game, parked up and walking to stadium when it was called off, conditions outside stadium were horrendous.""All things considered how or why considering the red warnings that were issued in the morning that game was not called off earlier is beyond me."

"So why was the game not called off earlier, I can confirm conditions outside ground were horrendous."

"As I said at 2.00 pm I'd be amazed if the match went ahead, why did the authorities wait till 6.30pm to make the same decision, utterly shameful late decision."

Disappointment after late decision to call of Sunderland AFC game

There was disappointment last night when Sunderland's game against Manchester City was called off because of the windy conditions. Fans took to Twitter to express anger at how late the decision was.

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Manchester City v Sunderland is the first casualty of the foul weather. Match postponed by the Greater Manchester Police.

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Feel a bit sorry for Sunderland fans coming all this way for it being called off so late??

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O'Neill dismisses Mancini "lucky" jibe

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has dismissed comments made by Roberto Mancini after the Boxing Day victory over Manchester City.

Mancini claimed the Black Cats were "lucky" to win the match after seeing his side lose 1-0 courtesy of a second-half strike from former City winger Adam Johnson.

The result was City's third defeat in a row at the Stadium of Light, leaves the Premier League Champions seven points adrift of league leaders Manchester United in the title race.

Speaking after the game, Mancini said: "I think they are really lucky against us at home because you can create every time 15... 20 chances like this year, last year, two years ago and you lose the game.

"They are very lucky against us. They defend well."

When asked his opinion regarding the City manager's comments, O'Neill said: "I'm genuinely not bothered about what Roberto Mancini would say about the team.

"I thought we were terrific today."

O'Neill added that City's Assistant Manager Brian Kidd was full of praise for his team at the final whistle. He said: "Brian Kidd was very complementary. He said about our players throwing their bodies on the line for the team.

"He didn't have to say it, but it was really nice of him."

More details on racism complaint after Newcastle match

The Manchester City player, Aleksandar Kolarov, who is a Serbian international, is believed to have become involved in an exchange with two spectators holding an Albanian flag.
Aleksandar Kolarov is believed to have become involved in an exchange with two spectators holding an Albanian flag. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

More details have emerged of the alleged racist incident during yesterday's football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City.

The Manchester City player, Aleksandar Kolarov, who is a Serbian international, is believed to have become involved in an exchange with two spectators holding an Albanian flag.

One is understood to have made an official complaint against Kolarov for using racist language.

Northumbria Police say they take such allegations extremely seriously and are expected to speak to the player over the next few days.

Racism complaint after Newcastle match

Aleksandar Kolarov, became involved in a heated exchange with a spectator before coming on as a substitute at St James' Park
Aleksandar Kolarov, became involved in a heated exchange with a spectator before coming on as a substitute at St James' Park Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Police are investigating an allegation of racist abuse during yesterday's football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City.

Blues player, Aleksandar Kolarov, became involved in a heated exchange with a spectator before coming on as a substitute at St James' Park.

Northumbria police says it takes such allegations extremely seriously and its enquiries are ongoing.

Newcastle lost the game 3 -1.

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