Sunderland AFC: The 7 Most Controversial Players in Club History

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Sunderland AFC: The 7 Most Controversial Players in Club History
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Despite undergoing a rocky start to the season, Sunderland appear to have found steady ground under the guidance of Martin O’Neill this season and are on course to achieve a mid-table finish at the very least.

The Northern Irishman took over the reins of the club in December and with the investment of Ellis Short this summer, the North East outfit will be hoping to improve once again next campaign.

However, what is a successful club without a host of its own memorable players? Whether it be for good reasons or bad (most frequently the latter), there are those of the Sunderland alumni whose roles within the side will be chronicled for ages to come.

So, without further ado, we begin our countdown of seven of the most controversial figures in the history of Sunderland AFC.

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