Premier League - Fan sues Sunderland after accident

Thu, 07 Apr 14:49:00 2011

A football fan is suing Sunderland after being knocked out by a stray shot while watching one of the club's training sessions.

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The fan was struck by a wayward effort from French striker Djibril Cisse, who now plays for Panathinaikos.

Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn revealed that legal action had begun while appearing on a radio phone-in.

The Black Cats boss was asked on BBC Newcastle's Total Sport programme by a caller whether the club would allow fans to watch the players train, which had been allowed previously.

Quinn replied: "We had a supporter who got a bad injury.

"I think it was one of Djibril Cisse's misses where he had a shot from 20 yards.

"I'm making fun of it now, but it knocked a supporter out. It was quite serious," he added.

"That supporter is in the process of suing us right now."

Sunderland declined to comment when asked for more details.

Cisse played for Sunderland 38 times in the 2008-09 season, scoring 11 times, while on loan from Marseille.

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