Sunderland 'Til I Die: Meet the Swedish super fans who became supporters after Netflix show

Two Swedes who started supporting Sunderland after seeing a Netflix documentary have made a trip to the Stadium of Light to see their team play at home.

Erik Engblom, and his friend Peter Karlsson, from the City of Ludvika in Sweden, made the journey to watch a home game on Saturday.

The pair became fans after watching the Netflix documentary Sunderland 'Til I Die and saw the passion Wearsiders have for their team.

Mr Engblom said: "The team struggling for every match. The management struggling for economy and not getting new players. Last, but not least, the supporters that never give in. The people, and the people in the city are really friendly."

"I got just as hooked as Eric on the same things. The passion for football, and the people seem very warm and happy, said Mr Karlsson.

"And just that, even if the team loses, they are really disappointed but next time they are there again."

Sunderland 'Til I Die chronicled two of the worst seasons in the Black Cats' long history.

On Saturday 18 March, Sunderland drew 1-1 against Luton Town - giving the Swedish visitors a taste of the pride and the passion that inspired their trip.

Mr Engblom said: "It was a good game and I think that Luton wasn't the best team. I think that Sunderland were the best team."

Mr Karlsson said: "The people, the excitement in the hall... it was perfect.

A pint in the Sunderland Fan museum was the final match day ritual sampled by the visitors from Sweden.

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