Police were forced to intervene in a pub fight that took place between Sunderland and Coventry fans yesterday afternoon.
Many rumours have been thrown about, some stating that the bar was targeted for trouble and that it is alleged the Sky Blues fans started it out of nothing, others claim it was in revenge for the scuffling Mackems fans caused back in September 2018 as can be seen HERE.
It all happened in The Wheatsheaf, a venue that is two minutes away from the Stadium of Light, widely welcomes away fans before every match and often has entertainment for children.
However the fight broke out apparently with kids inside, Check out the footage going viral below…
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It is not known when it took place, but that wasn’t the only trouble on the day by supporters.
Fans claimed that some Coventry fans defaced pubs in Durham.
Some of the travelling fans in the away end are also said to have thrown flares during the game but also bottles, coins and suspected urine onto the fans in the tier below them.
There is yet to be any comment made or released by the clubs and the police, though we wouldn’t be surprised if there were some arrests made.
The game itself was rather thrilling as Coventry came out 5-4 winners.
Sky Blues’ Bright Enobakhare opened the scoring after 12 minutes, however were pegged back three minutes later when George Honeyman’s shot took a huge deflection to beat goalkeeper Lee Burge.
Another three minutes later, Coventry got back in front when Amadou Bakayoko broke clear, was on the end of a through ball and scored.
The drama didn’t stop there as mid-way through the first half, Jordy Hiwula had his shot deflected over Jon McLaughlin and into the back of the net.
Charlie Wyke got one back for Sunderland, rolling the ball into an empty goal before Will Grigg stabbed home from close range to make it 3-3 before half time.
Jordan Shipley found the bottom corner from 20 yards to again put Coventry ahead, Max Power made it 4-4 via another deflected effort.
Conor Chaplin however ended the hosts’ 19 match unbeaten run but also give them their first home defeat by smashing the ball into the roof of the net to make it 5-4 Coventry with just over 10 minutes left to play.
After watching a video of the trouble caused in The Wheatsheaf pub yesterday afternoon between Sunderland and Coventry fans, social media users took to give their reaction on it – find out what they had to say on the next page.