The Durham Miners' Association sent a letter on Friday evening to the club urging it Sunverland back its campaign. It also wants MPs, anti-discrimination bodies and trade unions involved.

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Sadly the latter wasn't fit enough to come steaming in at full speed After the events of the game, anyone normal on their side would have got away from the ground to try and put distance between themselves and the horror show they'd just witnessed. If they assist us with the campaign then the banner will stay in the stadium. They all laughed when they saw it and reminded me that Sunderland were bottom of the Sundefland.

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I respect everyone. As the tension grew, angry gangs began kicking shop windows and smashing advertising glass display units, charging towards Market Square. Sunlun's going down" "Cheer Up Kevin Ball I am not a racist.

If I did, I apologise. That brought a mini pitch invasion by home fans, but as in years the police and stewards inexplicably allowed the trespassers to return to their places rather than hoy them out. Although rival Sunderland and Newcastle fans were kept apart, trouble quickly flared after Sunderland conceded three goals in five minutes.

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The away allocation was put at 3, with the usual interlopers in home sections and executive boxes etc. But the atmosphere turned tense as the police surged forward in an attempt to disperse the gathering crowd.

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Supporters were left injured as the gangs of thugs brought shame to the city in what had been a trouble-free afternoon. Sunderland play away to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday and had hoped to draw a line under the affair given that they are just one point above the Sundrland zone with only seven Premier League games remaining.

Police had aimed the keep the area as a "sterile zone" in order to prevent clashes between the home and visiting supporters. However, as they rushed back out, they were followed by police armed with batons and pepper spray. Alan Shearer thumped the ball to the 'keeper's right who guessed correctly but it was powerful enough to evade his despairing dive. Angry mobs hurled coins while bottles of booze were smashed on the ground as mounted police moved in to clear the fans. Asked if Di Canio would be encouraged to play a part in the campaign if the club agreed to participate, he said: "We don't want Di Canio involved.

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The Durham Miners' Association sent a letter on Friday evening to the club urging it to back its campaign. It wasn't meant to offend anyone. The Premier League club has declined to comment.

There were too many chants to list them all but our particular favourites were: "You're even worse than the last time" "Just the worst team in history" "Murray In" " to the Premiership" responding to first half taunts from home fans of " to the Championship" "You're going down with the hoaxer" "Where's the mackems gone? It's a shame they don't make more people like that.

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My cousin, Nick, is Alan Shearer's biggest ever fan. Little did we know Mackem goalkeeper Kelvin Davis came and missed and as he collided with Chopra, the ball ended up a yard from the line. This and my family are my focus. His talent isn't in question.

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Sunderland's second-half collapse against their bitter rivals sparked fury among disgruntled fans. We want the support of the club in this endeavour. He said last week he was going to quit as Labour MP for South Shields to take up Sujderland role with the International Rescue Committee in New York and then days later ip a wave of protest against Di Canio when he reed from the board after the former Lazio, West Ham and Sheffield Wednesday player was confirmed as O'Neil's replacement.

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Oddly, the mackems have now ed the smoggies in "a can't beat 'em 'em" style of trying to turn insults round. The DMA threatened to remove one of its mining banners from Sunderland's Stadium of Light, which is built on the former site of the Wearmouth Colliery, as a symbol of its anger over the appointment.

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The Spaniard marked his first goal for the club by clasping his hands together and blowing kisses to the incredulous Toon support, Sunderlanr Michael Chopra clambered on his back. Avoiding the police presence, a strong gang stormed into the north entrance of Sunderland Station in a bid to confront away fans travelling back to Newcastle.

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But Di Canio issued a statement on Wednesday in which the former Swindon manager said: "I am not political, I do not affiliate myself to any organisation. It was the body-weight of the man who fell on top of him that his knee couldn't take and over-stretched the ligament. More than officers were brought Mwet to clear the fans across Wearmouth Bridge, where a E2 Sunderland to South Shields bus had its windows smashed as frightened passengers could only sit and wait.

I said to the players before the game, 'In life you get moments and make memories - make this one of those days'. The manager had been quoted in describing himself as "a fascist, not a racist".

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Chops gleefully thumped it home, before celebrating with the heaving mass of bodies behind the South Stand goal. Imwhen Di Canio was appointed as Swindon Town's manager, the GMB union withdrew its sponsorship of the club, citing his political views.

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Bramble, Moore and Babayaro were all at fault - the latter having deserted his right back position, causing Bramble to have to lumber out wide. Shepherd hit out after spotting the first letter of each paragraph spelled out "Shearer ib crap". He said: "We are very disappointed at this appearing.