Some companies will go to some weird measures to sell a product to customers, and eToro have created one targetted towards Southampton supporters.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 8, 2019
The social trading network company have launched a competition that could see one lucky Southampton win an away ticket to Manchester City in the Premier League as well as transport to the fixture in the form of a flight from Southampton to Manchester via ‘Le Tiss Air’.
The airline company, captained by Saints legend Matt Le Tissier, will take the competition winners to the game, and as expected, some Southampton fans on social media were confused by the concept, as well as question why they chose a fixture against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Here is what some Southampton fans had to say about the odd promotional stunt on Twitter…
If I win can I swap to a game that we might stand a chance of winning?
— Ben Holder (@BensBanter) October 8, 2019
Don’t be fooled, despite many opportunities the plane will never leave Southampton.
— Panthera Onca (@Jumble1972) October 8, 2019
Let me rush to enter a competition to go and see Saints get embarrassed by Man City.
In fact don’t worry – I’ll leave it
— Don’t Worry Be Happy (@AnyBodyHealthy) October 8, 2019
— (@saintsfcdesign) October 8, 2019
Some Saints supporters, though, used the competition as a chance to discuss more important matters…
Yeah sure, climate change is a huge world issue right now and you decide to get climate change denier Le Tiss to run a needless plane promotion. pic.twitter.com/HmcnbSGFFu
— Simon Hambleton (@TheRuggedChef_) October 8, 2019
Hi Matt save us a sit as you still owe me one for cleaning your windows in ocean Village back in the day only joking hope you and your family are well
— paul holtham (@holtham_paul) October 8, 2019
We get relegated but don’t worry guys we spend millions with stupid sponsorship deals and pre match celebrations
— Tom Potter (@tpottage03) October 8, 2019
I can’t be the only one who sees the similarities here? pic.twitter.com/vBwJzjSSzO
— Thomas O’Neill (@ThomasOneill07) October 8, 2019
The Premier League fixture against Man City will be the second time that week the Saints will face off against the Premier League holders, with Southampton playing against Guardiola’s side midweek at the Etihad in the League Cup.