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Sunderland wind up Toon fans with fake road signs

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Sunderland road signs

After years of living in the shadow of their Tyneside rivals, Sunderland fans have been putting their sign making skills to good use, by rubbing the downfall of Newcastle into the tear-stained faces of the Toon Army.

In a stunt that almost certainly comes from the pranksters behind Alan Shearer’s £1 shop, the highways of the north east have been adorned with some helpful directions to the largest Championship stadium in the country.

Even Middlesbrough were unable to escape the sharp wit of Sunderland’s finest sign artisans…
Sunderland road signs

In the Northern Echo, Newcastle fan John Monaghan reasoned:

“They are entitled to laugh, after all we laughed at them when they were relegated in 2003 and then again in 2006.

“But it’s hard to find anything very funny at the moment if you’re a Newcastle fan.”

10 responses so far
  • Thomas Pinkney // June 12, 2009 at 9:08 am

    SMB starts to ring a bell !

  • Andy // June 12, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Very suprised they managed to organise clubbing their benefits money together to get this made up!

    Good for them…

  • paul // June 12, 2009 at 11:46 am

    SMB eh? as in Sunderland Message Board? I suggest all the mags get a sense of humour – what goes around, comes around and with everything at newcastle looking bleak, the mags will certainly need a good sens of humour without getting upset and a bit of good natured ribbing.. :-) FTM (follow the mackems?)

  • Colin // June 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Get a grip you sad sad geordies. For years you have took the pi55 out of SAFC you get a bit back and you cannot handle it. Luckily enough alot of my geordie mates have seen it and laughed so you are not all a bunch of miserable geordie fizzy pop league supporters….Ha way the lads!!!!

  • Kev // June 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Just goes to show that SMBs are more interested in hating Newcastle than supporting their own club. Shame they don’t show this kind of passion in their support.

  • Mark // June 12, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Thomas Pinkney, Andy… I’ve found the dummies you spat out. I’ll return them if you like? Ready for when you see a bit more joking from Sunderland fans…

  • Colin // June 12, 2009 at 1:29 pm


    Awww mate we have no hate for you we just dispise you like you do us….. The only difference is we are not up ourselves like you and your lot are. A joke played and look at you on here spitting out your dummy. Go get your mam to give you a cuddle. Enjoy the Chumpionship mate we have nothing to dispise anymore we now just laugh at you….trust me its fabulous…:-)

  • Charlie // June 12, 2009 at 9:23 pm


    time to go back to school, mate. Even that prick Kinnear can spell ‘despise’. Twice.

  • gaz // June 12, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    The bites are fantastic

  • Colin // June 13, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Charlie, OMG my mistake. I went to the same school as the Boycoutt crew….

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