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Sunderland: Fans displeased by Jim Rodwell comments

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Sunderland-focused journalist James Hunter caught the attention of many Black Cats fans recently after he posted a tweet that included a link to an article from Chronicle Live, which shares some comments that the club’s chief executive Jim Rodwell recently made when questioned about the club’s plans for compensating season card holders should the 2019/20 season be completed behind closed doors. 

Last Friday, the club announced that season card holders would be provided with a free streaming pass should the current season be completed behind closed doors. The club later clarified that supporters who don’t wish to or can’t access this streaming option would not be given any other refund for their season card. 

As per this article from Chronicle Live, the club’s decision hasn’t gone down well with many Black Cats fans and now, when asked if the club would consider partially refunding fans who paid to attend games, Rodwell is quoted as saying “you’d never say never”. 

Rodwell’s comments haven’t gone down well with many of the Black Cats fans who have been responding to Hunter’s tweet sharing this post, with some stating that it is too late to say this now. 

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One Sunderland supporter stated that Rodwell’s comments show that the club is “panicking”, while another Black Cats fan described Rodwell as a “failure”. 

Considering that the club previously clarified via a post on their official website that fans would not receive any refund other than the streaming pass, it may be understandable why some Black Cats supporters seem to feel that Rodwell’s comments are coming too late. 

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