Southampton’s players and coaching staff have agreed to donate a day’s wages to charity following their humiliating 9-0 Premier League home defeat to Leicester City on Friday.
Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both scored hat-tricks at St Mary’s Stadium on Friday, while Ben Chilwell, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison were also on target in the record win.
The defeat was Southampton’s heaviest ever in all competitions and was the biggest victory recorded by an away side in an English top-flight league match in the 131-year history of the Football League.
Southampton ended the weekend in the Premier League’s bottom three and their first-team members have taken steps to make amends with supporters.
The south coast club announced on their official website on Sunday that all first-team members will donate Friday’s wages to Saints Foundation, which works within the community to transform the lives of adults and children through the use of sport.
Southampton are back in action on Tuesday with a trip to Manchester City in the EFL Cup and return to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday for their next Premier League outing.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.