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Southampton fans making plane gestures to Cardiff fans arrested, face three years stadium ban

Discussion in 'English league' started by Real Tosin, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Real Tosin

    Real Tosin Active Member

    Two Southampton fans were detained by police after their 2-1 defeat for mocking the death of Emiliano Sala by making airplane gestures towards Cardiff City supporters inside St Mary’s Stadium.
    This was Cardiff’s first game since the death of Sala and tributes were paid to the player following the tragedy. Yet sickening footage circulating on social media show one man making what appears to be an aeroplane gesture in reference to the tragic death of Sala.

    Cardiff fans can be heard in the video calling them ‘sick’ while a steward approaches the pair. Both fans had their details taken by Hampshire Police and will face three-year banning orders from the South Coast club.

    A Southampton statement read: 'Southampton Football Club can confirm that two fans were detained and had their details taken by police during our match against Cardiff City on Saturday.

    '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 firm stance against anyone involved and intends to ban those supporters identified.'

    Cardiff won thanks to last minute goal from Kenneth Zohore and manager Neil Warnock said afterwards: ‘We wanted to do it for Emiliano and I'm really proud the lads have done him justice.’

    Cardiff supporters passed around banners in tribute to the footballer who was on his way to join club when his plane went off the radar over the English Channel on 21 January.

    There was a minute’s silence at St Mary’s in honour of the Argentinian footballer. Fans wore daffodils and sang his name throughout, while players in games across the Premier League and EFL wore black armbands in tribute to Sala.

    Sol Bamba, who scored Cardiff’s other goal, said afterwards: ‘It’s been a tough couple of weeks. I know Emiliano Sala was looking from up there so it's good to get the three points.’

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