Southampton players have donated their wages to charity after being thrashed 9 nil at home by Leicester City in the Premier League on Friday.
Brendan Rodgers’ foxes destroyed the Saints at the Saint Marys last Friday by inflicting the joint-biggest Premier League defeat on them. Therefore, the club will now donate the players’ earning from the game to the Saints Foundation in a bid to give back to the community.
“Southampton Football Club’s first-team players and coaching staff have announced they will be donating their wages from last Friday to Saints Foundation,” a club statement read.
”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.”
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It was one night that Southampton fans will be hoping to forget in a hurry as Ryan Bertrand’s 12th-minute red card dismissal after the opener by Ben Chilwell was followed by hat-tricks from Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy, as well as a goal each from Youri Tielemans and James Maddison. The defeat saw Southampton drop to the relegation zone.
“The squad has been in at Staplewood Campus throughout the weekend, working on putting things right for the club’s supporters,” the statement added.
”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.”
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