Sunderland fan cuts his head diving into the fountain at Trafalgar Square before their League One play-off final defeat to Charlton
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VIDEO: Sunderland fan cuts his head after diving into Trafalgar Square fountain before League One play-off final

Should have checked the depth.



This Sunderland fan cut his head diving into the fountain at Trafalgar Square before Sunday’s League One play-off final against Charlton Athletic.

After stripping to his underwear, almost indecently exposing himself in the process, he goes over to the edge of the fountain and prepares to dive in.

No sense no feeling

— Chris Russell (@oxfordexile1) May 26, 2019

He would have done well to check the depth of the water first, because he cracks his head on the stone base and emerges bloodied and dazed.

There are gasps and winces from onlookers when it becomes apparent how badly their fellow supporter has misjudged the situation.

Any of you #SAFC lot in Trafalgar Square lost your keys? Come find us.#WontBeHomeForTea @NPSAFC @SunderlandAFC #Sunderland pic.twitter.com/RW912nRC5d

— MPS Football Unit (@MPSFootballUnit) May 25, 2019

To make matters worse for him, Sunderland fell to a 2-1 defeat at Wembley having been gifted an early lead through a freak own-goal.

They succumbed to a last-gasp Charlton winner as Lee Bowyer’s Addicks secured promotion to the Championship.