Southampton fans have been reacting on social media to a Charlie Austin tweet.
The striker posted a GIF of a man covered in ice and snow, with three crying with laughter emoji’s, inferring he has been frozen out at St Mary’s.
The 30-year-old has been linked with a move away from the south coast and was left out of the pre-season training trip to Austria.
He was one five players left behind at Staplewood, along with Mario Lemina, Sam Gallagher, Guido Carrillo, and Jordy Clasie. They were omitted from the tour in the belief they would finalise transfers, as reported by The Daily Echo.
Austin refused a move to Championship side West Brom on Saturday, according to The Birmingham Mail.
Ralph Hasenhuttl appears to have identified a lack of goals within the team and has attempted to address the issue with the signing of Che Adams.
With the arrival of the former Birmingham striker, it would appear Austin’s days at St Mary’s are numbered. He is in the final year of his contract, so he may try and stay and look for a free transfer next summer.
And his idea of a joke has not gone down well with the Southampton fanbase…
— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) July 15, 2019
— J.SFC ???????? (@HasenhuttlERA) July 15, 2019
Lol charlie you just gotta accept it and move on. In any job sometimes we have to accept and move on. Youve been great now be great at villa or a london team
— saintsviews (@saintsviews) July 15, 2019
Not very long ago you’d have left with the gratitude and respect of most saints fans and a good reception if you ever visit. Your recent behaviour will see you instantly forgotten, thereafter ignored and only brought to our attention when you cheat at Monopoly again.
— Paul Hart (@Hart0071Paul) July 15, 2019
— Peter Stephens (@peter_stephens) July 15, 2019
Think it was quite warm in Austria
— CabbageFace (@Cabbage_Face) July 15, 2019
Good luck charlie at your new club fella wish you best of luck time to move on fella ????????????
— Kevvy-gee (@kevvygrindrod) July 15, 2019
Toys well and truly out the pram…
— Ashley Jones (@Joner07) July 15, 2019
Not good enough ????
— Mark Cottle (@markcottle17) July 15, 2019
Why don’t you actually try fighting for your place back if not then move on and grow up
— Jason Lewis (@jason_lewisj22) July 15, 2019