Sunderland fans win 'fair play' award

Sunderland AFC

Sunderland AFC’s red and white army has been voted as the best in the Barclays Premier League, after topping the annual Fair Play Table for fans’ behaviour.

Delegates in the Barclays Premier League assess the behaviour of fans at matches, with points being awarded for positive verbal support and recognition of outstanding play by the opposition, as well as respect for match officials and opposing fans.

Sunderland AFC will receive £20,000 from the FA Charity Committee.

Sunderland AFC will consult with supporters as to how the £20,000 charitable donation will be spent to benefit local good causes.