Finding the right way to respond to an absolute embarrassment on the pitch is often difficult for football clubs, yet Southampton managed to find the find equation following their 9-0 loss to Leicester City.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 27, 2019
The Saints announced on their official Twitter account that first-team players and staff will be donating their wages from Friday to the Saints Foundation, the clubs charity that aims to help members of the local community through pushing them towards a healthy lifestyle as well as giving them the tools to help them in life.
The classy gesture was met with widespread praise from Southampton fans, who believed the club had done the right thing to give back to the community following one of the darkest day’s in the Saints recent Premier League history, and supporters on social media were delighted with the move.
Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say about the club’s generous donation following their embarrassing result against Brendan Rodgers’ side…
Fair play lads
— Art68 (@ArthurCogger) October 27, 2019
Well played everyone
— Jay (@ffsJxy) October 27, 2019
hopefully you can give to the fans now and actually put in a half decent performance on the pitch
— Rhys (@RhysTheSaint) October 27, 2019
Well done one and all
— David SFC (@davetherave103) October 27, 2019
Lots of Southampton fans were delighted with the decision from the club to donate a sizeable amount of money to charity…
Good, right thing to do
— Jamie (@jamie17saints) October 27, 2019
— Vik⚜️ (@LFCVik) October 28, 2019
Donating goals to opposition as well as money to charity, respectable
— Rob (@rjcSFC) October 27, 2019
This is the correct thing to do
— Greg Small (@GregSmallPT) October 27, 2019
Southampton have a chance to redeem themselves in a spectacular way this week when the Saints face Manchester City twice in the span of four days at the Etihad in both the League Cup and Premier League.