Southampton players donate wages to charity after Leicester humiliation

Following Friday's 9-0 defeat to Leicester City, Southampton announced its first-team members will donate a day's wages to charity.

Published : Oct 28, 2019 11:52 IST

Leicester City forward Ayoze Perez in action against Southampton.
Leicester City forward Ayoze Perez in action against Southampton.

Leicester City forward Ayoze Perez in action against Southampton.

Southampton's players and coaching staff have agreed to donate a day's wages to charity following Friday's humiliating 9-0 Premier League defeat to Leicester City.

Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both scored hat-tricks at St Mary's Stadium, 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.

READ: Southampton 0-9 Leicester City: Record-equalling Foxes maul shambolic Saints

Southampton ended the weekend in the Premier League's bottom three and its first-team members have taken steps to make amends with supporters.

The south coast club announced on its 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 is back in action on Tuesday with a trip to Manchester City in the EFL Cup and returns to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday for its next Premier League outing.

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