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Mannone: Sunderland players should reimburse away fans

Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone wants the players to reimburse traveling fans after their 8-0 humiliation at Southampton.

The Sunderland supporters continued to cheer for their players until the final whistle and Mannone says he wants to meet the costs of the 700-mile away day for the 2,500 fans.

"I will personally talk to the team to see if it is possible to pay for their tickets and their trip," he said.

"I really mean that we should pay their tickets and travel. I will do everything possible. We should do it because we didn't put a foot in, we didn't work hard. We started the game well but after we conceded we threw in the towel and I include myself.

"It is difficult for us but it's very difficult for them as well. It is a difficult moment. We will go through it during the week. We will have time. The Premier League is really difficult. We have a tough game again at home, so there is no time to feel sorry for ourselves. We need to react.

"As I said they are special fans. We are really lucky to be at this club and have these fans. If it was me, I would probably not react in the same way."

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