A Sunderland fan is suing his club after being knocked out by a stray Djibril Cissť shot while watching a training session.
Sunderland's chairman, Niall Quinn, revealed the legal action had started while appearing on a BBC radio phone-in. Quinn was asked by a caller on BBC Newcastle's Total Sport programme whether the club would allow fans to watch the team train, which had been allowed previously.
Quinn replied: "We had a supporter who got a bad injury. I think it was one of Djibril Cisse's misses where he had a shot from 20 yards.
"I'm making fun of it now, but it knocked a supporter out. It was quite serious. That supporter is in the process of suing us right now."
The show's presenter, Simon Pryde, expressed his surprise that legal action was being taken. "It was one of those things," said Quinn. Sunderland declined to comment when asked for more details.
Cissť, now registered at Panathinaikos, played for Sunderland 38 times in the 2008-09 season, scoring 11 times, while on loan from Marseille
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