Emiliano Sala: Southampton reacts after fans mock striker’s death

Southampton has reacted after two fans were detained by police for mocking the tragic death of Cardiff City striker, Emiliano Sala.

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Southampton played Cardiff City at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon in the Bluebirds’ first fixture since Sala’s body was formally identified from the plane wreckage at the bottom of the English Channel.

Two Saints fans were captured on video making ‘aeroplane gestures’ towards the visiting supporters on Saturday afternoon.

Stewards quickly ejected the pair and they were handed over to the police.

Southampton have now released a statement condemning such act.

“Southampton Football Club can confirmthat two fans were detained and had their details taken by police during our match against Cardiff City on Saturday,” it read.

“The Club will continue to work with Hampshire Police to identify any individuals deemed to have made indecent gestures towards Cardiff supporters.

“Such behaviour has no place in our game and will not be tolerated at St. Mary’s.

“The club will be taking an extremely firmstance against anyone involved and intends to ban those supporters identified.”

44 Comments

  1. Great one, football is a game of unity not disunity. Anyone found guilty of any trouble gesture should be brought to book.

  2. is that not foolishness of highest order mocking a dead man,do they know how their day of death would look like or are the one that killed him

  3. That is too bad. They are mourning their love one sala and the police should have not have arrested two of their players

  4. They are very stupid hw can they mock the dead
    They should be banned frm watching football in any stadium

  5. Sala would have made a good buy for Cardiff but unfortunately, he left just like that, and those Southampton’s fans are mocking them, they be penalized

  6. Great one, football is a game of unity not disunity. Anyone found guilty of any trouble gesture should be brought to book.

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