Refund for Southampton debacle: a grand gesture, but let Grace House benefit

Jake: 'at last, a good move'
Jake: ‘at last, a good move’

Let Salut! Sunderland reproduce, word for word, tonight’s statement from SAFC. I had an inkling something was afoot when the pleasant ticketline girl taking my order for Saturday’s game said ‘watch the site … there may be some good news’. My refund will go to the Grace House charity and I urge any other supporters able to do so to follow suit …

Travelling supporters who attended defeat at Southampton offered ticket refunds.

Sunderland’s players have today offered to refund supporters the cost of their match tickets, as well as supporting a local charity, following Saturday’s defeat to Southampton.

Fans who do not wish to claim a personal refund will have the cost of their ticket donated to Sunderland-based children’s charity Grace House, which provides respite services for children and young people throughout the North East region, who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure.

Speaking on behalf of the squad, Sunderland AFC’s captain John O’Shea said: “We win and lose as a team, players, staff and fans, however we wanted to acknowledge and thank the supporters who travelled such a long way to give us their backing and despite everything, stayed with us until the final whistle.”

Anyone wishing to claim a refund should contact the club before 5pm on Wednesday 5th November.

Supporters are kindly asked to return their match ticket either in person at the Stadium of Light ticket office or by post: SAFC (Refunds), PO Box 165, Sunderland, SR5 1WF. Supporters must enclose name and address details, along with their customer number.

After the November 5 deadline, the outstanding money not claimed by supporters will be given to Grace House.

M Salut, drawn by Matt, adapted by jake
M Salut, drawn by Matt, adapted by jake
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6 thoughts on “Refund for Southampton debacle: a grand gesture, but let Grace House benefit”

  1. I think it’s a great gesture from Mannone and the players and hope Grace House will benefit hugely. Understand though if some people accept the refund.

  2. Refund for every poor performance ? Just give it all to charity. And much more from the players as they probably right it off to tax.

  3. I didn’t go to the match….not a season ticket holder….but suffered through the Sky 1st Choice ignominy….I’ll make a donation to the charity assuming I can find it online……if not online it’ll have to be that old thing….a cheque

  4. Never agreed with the refund suggestion. A logistical nightmare I would imagine. A least some good will come out of Saturday’s “performance”.

  5. I think this is a lovely suggestion Salut. 8-0 was a defeat which made us all suffer more agony as SAFC fans.

    The truth is of course, that there are many people suffering genuine pain, about which sadly, little can be done.

    Well done Salut.

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