Young fan gives 'Sunderland Paolo' mints to horse attacked by Newcastle fans

Young fan gives 'Sunderland Paolo' mints to horse attacked by Newcastle fans

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A young Sunderland supporter has taken poor police horse Bud under his wing and given him ‘Paolo mints’ after he was attacked by Newcastle fans.

Bud was set upon and even punched in the face by brawling Magpies fans during the north East derby earlier this month, in a sickening attack after Sunderland had won 3-0.

The horse escaped the incident unharmed, but football fans probably aren’t his favourite people at the moment.

However, a young Sunderland fan is hoping to change all that, by showing Bud that not all supporters are out for trouble.