Sunderland fans take over Trafalgar Square and turn London red on League One play-off final confrontation with Charlton Athletic
- Sunderland supporters gathered en masse in London to get behind their side
- The Black Cats face Charlton in the play-off final of League One in Wembley
- One night before the competition, thousands of fans gathered at Trafalgar Square
- Songs were sung until deep into the night, while the supporters caused bright red flares
Sunderland supporters have given the capital a red color after taking the famous Trafalgar Square in London as their own on the eve of the League One play-off final.
Thousands of dedicated fans have made the 270-kilometer journey from Wearside to the Big Smoke, in preparation for Sunday's flagship final against Charlton Athletic.
Both clubs will compete for a place in the championship and the party mood reached a fever field on Saturday night, as fans of the Northeast club used the best of the holiday.
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Sunderland fans flocked to Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon
The traveling believers remained until the sun began to set and gathered in their numbers
Torches were fanned and added to the atmosphere, while the night sky glowed red
Trafalgar Square became a meeting place for mass & # 39; s Sunderland fans, who gathered and sang songs as the sun began to set.
Some fans saw a dip in the famous fountains, while a series of red torches evoked the atmosphere.
Club legend Niall Quinn was also present, stood on the main steps of the square and became involved with the many supporters.
Dedicated fans made the 270-mile journey from Wearside to London to support their side
Sunderland went to social media to share the happy scenes and uploaded a short clip via Twitter with fans that & # 39; Sunderland & # 39; sang until I die. & # 39;
Soon an online movement was made, whereby the club itself has the hashtag & # 39; TrafalgarSquared & # 39; created and encouraged promoters to participate.
After the fall of Premier League mercy after the 2016-17 campaign, the Black Cats fell into disarray and were relegated for a consecutive Championship season.
Now, after fighting back on the verge of a return, Sunderland midfielder Max Power recently admitted how much the football side means to the local community.
& # 39; The club means so much to everyone and it is such an emotional club. It was on the ground after suffering back-to-back relegations, & Power said.
& # 39; It's tough and all the guys who came through the door this season have received the pieces they need to retrieve, so it wasn't easy.
& # 39; It was a huge learning curve for myself. I knew Sunderland was a big club when I came here, but I didn't realize how big that was.
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