Southampton fans & Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala
Cardiff City are still coming to terms with the death of Argentine striker Emiliano Sala.
Sala became Cardiff’s record signing in the winter window when he signed for 15 million pounds from Nantes.
However before Sala could ever play for Cardiff, the footballer died in a tragic plane crash over the English Channel.
Last week rescue services confirmed Sala’s death after pulling his body from the wreckage.
Cardiff visited Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, and in sad scenes a couple of idiotic Saints fans mocked Cardiff over Sala’s death.
Southampton fans mocking Emiliano Sala’s death
One Cardiff City supporter filmed two Southampton fans mocking Emiliano Sala’s death at St Mary’s.
The Saints fans displayed plane gestures towards the Welsh fans.
To be clear, such gestures are highly offensive, insensitive and they are not funny.
Video of the Southampton fans trying to make light of Sala’s passing has gone viral on social media.
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Absolutely disgusting from this Southampton fan mocking the death of Emiliano Sala…
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) February 9, 2019
Police detain Southampton fans
Local authorities have been made aware of the incident.
As a result, police confirmed that two Southampton fans had been detained following the Cardiff game.
Will these Southampton fans be charged? And will Southampton issue banning orders to those supporters?
— Dan Sheldon (@dansheldonsport) February 9, 2019
Southampton FC say they plan to ban two fans who were detained by police after taunting Cardiff’s fans over the death of Emiliano Sala. The Southampton supporters were spotted making aeroplane gestures in the crowd during todays game.
— LBC Breaking (@lbcbreaking) February 9, 2019
Southampton 1 – Cardiff 2
Can Cardiff City stay up?
After beating Bournemouth 2-0 last weekend, Cardiff claimed an even better win on Saturday against the Saints.
Sol Bamba broke the deadlock in the 69th minute scoring from a set-play. Jack Stephens must have thought he’d earned Southampton a point when he levelled in the 90th minute.
But Cardiff went on the attack in injury time, and they were rewarded with Kenneth Zohore’s late winner.