Southampton Players And Coaches To Donate Wages To Charity Following Humiliating 9-0 Defeat
Southampton playing and coaching staff are set to donate a day's worth of wages to charity following their humiliating 9-0 drubbing at the hands of Leicester City on Friday.
Ten man Saints were torn apart by a ravenous Leicester side who saw Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy net hat-tricks in the same game for The Foxes.
Saints boss Ralph Hassenhuttl and captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg apologised to fans following the game and the club have announced players and staff will give away their wages for Friday.
A statement read: "Southampton Football Club's first-team players and coaching staff have announced they will be donating their wages from last Friday to Saints Foundation.
"The squad has been in at Staplewood Campus throughout the weekend, working on putting things right for the club's supporters.
"As the first step towards that, the group has decided that they wish to donate their wages from the day of the Leicester game to Saints Foundation, in order to help the vital work that is conducted by the charity.
#SaintsFC's first-team players and coaching staff have decided to donate their wages from last Friday to @SFC_Foundation: https://t.co/EMVlHTrjr6
- Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 27, 2019
"Saints Foundation works with 12,000 young people and adults of all ages every year, using the power and passion of sport to transform lives."
Despite the abject performance, it is very noble of the players and staff to take responsibility this way and put to a great cause.
Southampton are now in the Premier League relegation zone and have only won two games all season.
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They also share the worst goal difference in the league on -16 alongside bottom of the table Watford.
Leicester on the other hand are now second in the league.
Their points haul at this stage is greater than that of their infamous title winning side of 15/16 after 10 games.
The 9-0 scoreline also broke history as it is the biggest winning away margin in English top-flight history.
Ryan Bertand's sending off inside the first 15 minutes showed ominous signs for the home side but fans were still furious with the capitulation that followed.
Their next two games involve trips to the Etihad to face champions Manchester City.
The first game will in the League Cup on Tuesday evening and then a Premier League tie on Saturday afternoon
With the scintillating goal scoring form Pep Guardiola's side are in at the moment you wonder if another humiliation is coming for Southampton.
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