Southampton Fans Detained After Gesture Mocking Emiliano Sala Is Spotted

Cardiff City won their first game since Emiliano Sala's body was found following the plane crash that cost the Cardiff striker his life however the good mood was dampened after one Southampton fan cruelly and disgustingly mocked the Argentinian's death.

The last few weeks have been extremely difficult for Cardiff City after the disappearance and death of their new signing Emiliano Sala, who the Bluebirds broke their transfer record in order to bring to the club.

Manager Neil Warnock wasn't able to keep his tears back last Saturday when they won for the first time since his disappearance with a 2-0 win over Bournemouth.

Once again on Saturday they were able to put away their emotions, or play on them, for 90 minutes and beat Southampton 2-1, just days after Sala's body was found, and take themselves out of the relegation zone.

However the mood at Cardiff would have been dampened after fans at St Mary's were shocked to find one Saints fan mocking Sala by doing an 'airplane' motion in the stands:

As per the Mirror two men have now been detained by the police for making the gestures during the Premier League game.

Southampton have released a statement on the incident, saying, "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."

Sol Bamba emotionally celebrates his goal against Southampton. Image: PA Images
Sol Bamba emotionally celebrates his goal against Southampton. Image: PA Images

Both men were spotted by stewards, ejected from the ground and now face stadium bans from their club.

Cardiff's win, sealed with an injury time winner by Kenneth Zohore, took them out of the relegation zone and into 15th before Burnley's win over Brighton dropped them into 16th.

Ryan Sidle

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