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Sunderland fans have staged a revolt against their own club, after a season card holder was suspended on Boxing Day for standing.
Large numbers of fans in the Stadium of Light resisted warnings from stewards during the game against Tottenham Hotspur, and continued to stand.
One group of supporters chose to walk out of the ground completely, missing John O’Shea’s goal late in the first half.
Originally posted by Dispo
reply to post by woodwardjnr
Anyway, as I said I've never seen anyone just stand for the whole match when they get told to sit down. It usually goes in waves. Except at Wembley, nobody listens to the stewards there.
Originally posted by marbles87
reply to post by Dispo
Thats the thing they are trying to cut down on the standing in general. Not that they want to punish fans for cheering. When fans are failing over rails and stuff because of large groups of people standing people will take action. Granted I'm all for sanding and cheering I can get out of hand in celebration sometimes like anyone else but we need to worry about that fan next to or behind us that prefers to SIT the entire game remember they stratigically put the seats in so when SEATED everyone can see. This is supposed to show people that maybe its time our sporting events rowdiness needs to come down a notch or two. And the people banned were probably warned many times. Nobody will just say "you were standing for 10 seconds longer than legal you are banned" they are banning the ones that they tell over and over and over. If you have to remain seated so that other fans can enjoy the game as you stay in your damn seat.
Originally posted by Trolloks
reply to post by sconner755
I don't think you understand why they are told not to stand, it is not to stop blocking peoples views. The people in front are also lower down, so unless you're 7ft, the person behind can still see.
The standing rule was brought in after Hillborough, where a whole stand collapsed on the people bellow, due to over crowding.
Also, there are not many british people who own our clubs anymore.
Originally posted by winofiend
I understand less the English and Australian addiction to ball sports than I do the US addiction to shooters.
I've never stood for a sport, unless it was to get out of the way of a footy.
I just don't find there any reason to get so happy about a bunch of blokes and a ball between goals. I just don't...
And with Aussie footballers and rugby players, I have very little respect for the 'men' who think they are kings of charisma because they can kick.
Mind you I shouldn't jump, they havent raped or drugged anyone in a while.
Sit down, it's hot out there.