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Stewart Donald makes generous offer to Sunderland fans ahead of play-off showdown



Sunderland owner Stewart Donald has shown his generous side once again and has offered to by a drink for Black Cats’ fans making the lengthy trip to Portsmouth tonight for the second-leg of their play-off semi-final. 

Taking to Twitter, Donald told the fans to pass through the club he used to own, Eastleigh, where he said they were on standby to serve the travelling masses.

“Any @SunderlandAFC fans passing @EastleighFC to go to the game – please stop in and have a drink to relax the nerves,” he wrote.

“Club are on standby as a couple of supporters coaches are stopping by. Chairmans turn to get you all a beer.”

Sunderland take a 1-0 lead into the second-leg at Fratton Park after a solid performance at the Stadium of Light, with Chris Maguire’s brilliant volley proving the difference.

They even survived a period with ten men after Alim Ozturk was shown a straight red card minutes after the goal for fouling Olly Hawkins when he was adjudged to have been through on goal.

However, that decision has since been overruled and he is now available tonight.

The verdict

This is great to see from Donald.

Both himself and Jack Ross have come in for a fair bit of stick in recent weeks after the club’s challenge for automatic promotion fell off a cliff but it is a strong relationship and one that will no doubt be able to cope.

A win tonight and they will all be back on side.

ScoopDragon Football News Network