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A flag waver is sprayed by a sprinkler at Sunderland vs Walsall in the Stadium of Light
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VIDEO: Flag waver soaked by sprinkler at Sunderland

Chilly day for youngster at the Stadium of Light.

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This Sunderland mascot takes an absolute beating from the sprinklers 😂 pic.twitter.com/2SU53kNIM6

— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 16, 2019

A flag waver at Sunderland got completely soaked by the sprinkler system before the teams came out of the tunnel on Saturday.

The promotion challengers beat division strugglers Walsall 2-1 in a League One clash at the Stadium of Light.

Travis-John Maddison, the flag waver who got soaked at Sunderland

Before the match got started an effort was made to enhance the atmosphere as the players emerged.

Several youngsters were lined up with Sunderland flags to wave.

The goal that clinched a precious three points! 💥

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— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) March 16, 2019

But poor Chester Town Under-10 Blues goalkeeper Travis-John Maddison was placed not far in front of a sprinkler which suddenly sprang into action.

A constant spray of water in one direction got the boy all wet, adding to the wind chill already being felt across the country.