The poor mite has no reason to know it but he’s been born a Mackem. An adopted one, by all means, but I bet the first Premier League game his dad takes him to involves Sunderland and that is a qualifying act in Monsieur Salut’s criteria for Proper SAFC Fandom.
Robert Simmons whiled away some of the time awaiting the arrival of his fourth child by advising Martin O’Neill on substitution policy. What either Mrs S or Master S will one day make of that is anyone’s guess.
But we are pleased as punch that Robert was able to tweet tonight: “We’ve got a healthy baby boy with 3 excited sisters.”
Bravo all concerned.
* Robert, from Florida but now living in Georgia (it’s on his mind) told the story of his passion for Sunderland at this link: http://salutsunderland.com/2012/08/voice-of-america-he-couldnt-help-falling-love-with-us/