One long-suffering Sunderland fan, having seen his team go through a second successive relegation, is finally getting the chance to watch a decent game as he heads to Wembley next weekend to watch one of the most prestigious games in the footballing calendar.
George Forster, 91, who was last month awarded Supporter of the Year, has been given a “Football Fairness Package” by PlayOJO, the fair online casino, which includes tickets to watch the cup final in style plus the chance to meet ex-Sunderland midfielder and club legend Julio Arca.
A regular at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light, Forster met Arca near the club’s home ground to catch up on the team’s recent performance and share their predictions for the Cup Final. Arca, who presented the tickets to Forster alongside a Fairness Ambassador from PlayOJO – the fair casino who are challenging the UK online casino market to be fair and transparent – said: “Despite back-to-back relegations George has remained a dedicated supporter of the club, and it’s this level of commitment that will help the team continue during their darkest days.”
The super-fan, who volunteers five days a week at the Sunderland AFC Supporters’ Association shop, will make the trip to London this weekend with his son-in-law.
On being rewarded with the tickets, George Foster said: “Sunderland has had a tough time of it over the past couple of seasons, but I will continue to support them through thick and thin.
“I’m thrilled to be heading to Wembley this weekend in what will undoubtedly be a chance to watch a great game of football. It will be a trip down memory lane for me – albeit under very different circumstances – as I saw Sunderland win at Wembley in 1973 when they became the first Second Division team to lift the Cup.”
A spokesman for PlayOJO said : “It’s been a very unfair season for George. His team is one of just five to have faced double relegation in the entire English footballing history, but through his work as Chairman of the Sunderland ACF Supporters’ Association he continually demonstrates his dedication and commitment to the club.
“Our mission at PlayOJO is to fight unfairness and that’s why we are proud to reward his efforts with tickets to one of the biggest games in the English football calendar.”
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