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John O'Shea Opens Up On The Players Experience Of Netflix Doc Sunderland 'Til I Die

John O'Shea Opens Up On The Players Experience Of Netflix Doc Sunderland 'Til I Die

Irish international John O'Shea has enjoyed and endured some highs and lows across his remarkable career. However, his last season with Sunderland was a particularly eventful one as the club were relegated from the Championship while a documentary crew filmed the entire thing.

Now at Reading, O'Shea has revealed that the decision to allow Netflix documentary 'Sunderland 'Til I Die' follow the club was one not supported by the players. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, the 37-year-old explained that it wasn't something the squad had been briefed on.

From my point of view and I'd say 99% of the players, we didn't want it to happen. It's one of those things. You go in in the morning, go in for a little bit of treatment and you realise there's little mini cameras dotted around.

Sunderland were relegated in 24th place but O'Shea was awarded Player of the Year and still has positive memories of the experience.

"The club itself is an amazing, amazing club and I loved every minute of it as it's a great place to play football. Yes the fans are passionate and vociferous but who doesn't want that?

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"I'm glad it's getting good reviews. The people behind it were good people. You got to know the camera people but how things can be portrayed, with clever editing, for some of it I'd say it definitely came out unfair on some people.

"That's just how it was at the time as it was a negative story. It wasn't going to come out positive on everybody."

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