Sunderland AFC are kindly asking supporters attending Wednesday’s Barclays Premier League clash to arrive in their seats early to observe a period of silence in memory of supporters, former players and club officials who have passed away in 2015.

The long-standing tradition of remembrance will take place prior to the 7.45pm kick-off at the Stadium of Light on December 30.

Sunderland are asking fans to take their seats early to ensure that the silence is observed in the appropriate manner.

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