Saints donate day’s wages to good cause after 9-0 Premier League thrashing
Premier League footballers have given their wages to charity after being hammered 9-0.
Southampton FC crashed to the league’s joint-heaviest ever defeat at the hands of high-flying Leicester City.
Feeling deeply shamed by the humiliation, the club will give the players’ pay to the Saints Foundation.
The charity is an “in-house” scheme to help “give back” to the community.
A club 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.
”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.
”The players and staff are now directing all their energy and focus towards the two games in Manchester this week.”
Southampton were quickly reduced to ten men in the game after Ryan Bertrand was sent off in the 12th minute.
Leicester City cashed in with hat-tricks by Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy and three more goals to make it nine
The defeat dropped Southampton into the relegation zone.