Two men charged after disorder at Sunderland v Coventry City game at Stadium of Light

Two men are due to appear in court later this month after trouble flared at Sunderland's game against Coventry City at the weekend.

Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 3:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th April 2019, 3:24 pm
Gates outside The Stadium of Light.
Gates outside The Stadium of Light.

Black Cats fans reported being hit with items coming from the away section of the Stadium of Light during Saturday's game.

Supporters said bottles, coins and flares were thrown from the upper area of the North Stand.

A video also emerged on social media appearing to show Sunderland and Coventry City fans fighting in a pub, with police moving in to break up the incident.

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Officers from Northumbria Police arrested a total of eight people following the match.

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Ben Thackery, 36, of Delamere, Bedworth and Daniel Nealon, 28, of David Wood Drive, Coventry, have both been charged with a public order offence.

Both men will appear before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, April 30.

One Sunderland fan who was arrested following the game will face no further action.