Southampton to ban two supporters for taunting Sala’s memory

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Southampton FC are taking appropriate action following two supporters reportedly making fun of the death of Cardiff City signing Emiliano Sala.

Sala’s body was recovered this past week, confirming his tragic death after his flight disappeared over the English channel. Saturday’s match between Cardiff City and Southampton, which finished 2-1 in favor of the Bluebirds, was Cardiff’s first match since the horrible news was confirmed.

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In response to the incident, Southampton released a statement, saying they were taking action against two supporters.

“Such behavior has no place in our game and will not be tolerated at St Mary’s,” a club statement read, via the BBC. “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. The club will be taking an extremely firm stance against anyone involved and intends to ban those supporters identified.”