Sunderland fans raise huge tip for staff at a Covent Garden pub after they hosted Wembley celebrations

A Covent Garden pub has earned a special tip from Sunderland fans, after they received an “amazing welcome” ahead of their trip to Wembley last weekend.

Sunderland supporters have created a special fundraiser to tip staff at a Covent Garden pub, where they celebrated their play-off success.

The fans created a Go Fund Me page four days ago to say “thank you” to the staff at The Nags Head pub, where they drank ahead of their victory at Wembley.

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The Black Cats played Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley on Saturday in the League One play-off final, where they won 2-0.

The Nags Head has become a focal point for Black Cats supporters over the years, when they first hosted fans on the night before the 2014 League Cup final against Manchester City.

Sunderland AFC fans have set up a fundraiser as a thank you for staff at The Nags Head in Covent Garden.

An initial target of £300 had originally been set however at the time of writing, £445 has been raised so far by fans – with a new target now set at £500.

The page hopes that the money raised will show gratitude to the staff and states that the amount raised will be used on a night out or even just shared among the team.

It said: “Raising money as a huge thank you to the staff at the Nags Head, Covent Garden, for their hard work, hospitality and amazing welcome this weekend.

“The Nags Head staff have welcomed SAFC supporters with open arms each time we have visited Wembley and allowed us to fill the bar and surrounding streets with a sea of red and white.

“The staff worked tirelessly this weekend and deserve a treat, whether that be a staff night out, a staff meal or an even share for tips.

"Please show your generosity to those who looked after us during our trip down south."

On Sunday, The Nags Head posted a message of thanks and congratulations to Sunderland AFC fans on its Facebook page.

The post said: “Well that was fun. Thank you and well done to all the Sunderland fans for being so well behaved and great fun.

“A credit to your team and city."

Ahead of fans arriving in the capital, the pub has posted a photo of stacked beer kegs, telling supporters that “we are ready for you”.