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19th Aug 2015

Sunderland’s new sponsors kick them while they’re down

What are the odds?

Tom Victor

If you thought Sunderland’s poor start to the Premier League season couldn’t get worse, you’d be wrong.

Dick Advocaat’s side are bottom of the table after back-to-back defeats, and now their own sponsors have unwittingly stuck the knife in.


Asian betting firm Dafabet took over this season as the Black Cats’ shirt sponsor, and it’s taken just two games for them to name Sunderland as odds-on favourites for relegation from the top flight.

What were the odds of that happening?

Read Mark Chapman’s column on Sunderland’s struggles here.