All in the name of health and safety we are sure as we cannot believe the authorities would want to stop us enjoying ourselves.
The latest press release the club have sent us about the Wembley Final is giving advice on what flags are allowed:
Ahead of next month’s Capital One Cup final, Wembley Stadium has issued advice to Sunderland AFC supporters wishing to bring flags to the game.
The Black Cats have been allocated the east end of the stadium which is expected to be a sea of red and white for the final.
Fans are encouraged to show their colours but must be aware that Wembley Stadium staff will only allow flags into the stadium which are permitted under the ground regulations.
Any person wanting to take flags into Wembley Stadium needs to be aware that the maximum size permitted is 250 centimetres at the widest point of the flag, and flagpoles must be no longer than 1 metre.
If groups of supporters wish to take a crowd surfing flag they should contact SAFC’s Supporter Liaison Officer on firstname.lastname@example.org.