Sunderland owner lays down ice cold challenge to Newcastle counterpart

Sunderland owner lays down ice cold challenge to Newcastle counterpart

Sunderland owner lays down ice cold challenge to Newcastle counterpart

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SUNDERLAND AFC owner Ellis Short has nominated his Newcastle counterpart Mike Ashley to take the ice bucket challenge.

The chairman of the Wearside club also called on Magpies manager Alan Pardew and player Jack Colback - who controversially left Sunderland on a free transfer to join Newcastle earlier this year - to take part.

A YouTube clip shows Mr Short having a bucket of ice poured over him while sitting on a chair wearing a suite at the Stadium of Light.

The water is poured by players Wes Brown and John O'Shea.

Mr Ellis tells viewers he was nominated by midfielder Adam Johnson, who he says will now be fined by the club and the money passed to charity, the ALS Association.

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12:52am Mon 25 Aug 14

behonest says...

Mike Ashley cannot dodge this challenge any longer, surely?

Freddie Shepherd has challenged him, and now the chairman of SAFC too.

Come on, Mr Ashley. You are not a soft Southerner - are you?
Mike Ashley cannot dodge this challenge any longer, surely? Freddie Shepherd has challenged him, and now the chairman of SAFC too. Come on, Mr Ashley. You are not a soft Southerner - are you? behonest
  • Score: 5

6:00am Mon 25 Aug 14

kevmacka says...

It will take 4 men to hold the bucket :-)
It will take 4 men to hold the bucket :-) kevmacka
  • Score: 3

8:32am Mon 25 Aug 14

Jan Van-Winkel says...

Surely an end to this self publicity masquerading as 'charity' is in sight.
Surely an end to this self publicity masquerading as 'charity' is in sight. Jan Van-Winkel
  • Score: 1

9:11am Mon 25 Aug 14

Bazza K says...

Class Ellis, by the way you would need a bath tub to fit over Ashley's head.
Class Ellis, by the way you would need a bath tub to fit over Ashley's head. Bazza K
  • Score: 5
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