SAFC and NUFC unite against police

Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United have joined forces in a campaign to stop Northumbria Police dictating match times.

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Sunderland and Newcastle unite in campaign against cops

Newcastle United and Sunderland AFC have launched a joint campaign against Northumbria Police after their refusal to allow late afternoon or early evening kick off times for the derby.

The two clubs have released a joint statement refusing to let police decide on match times.

Northumbria police had requested the match becomes a 'bubble' game where only organised transport is allowed. Sunderland has scrapped this.

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