Disgraceful actions at Southampton added to other recent high-profile invective could give a misleading impression of bleakness creeping across Premier League terraces
Perhaps the most depressing thing about reports that some Southampton fans had been filmed making aeroplane gestures at Cardiff players in reference to the tragic death of Emiliano Sala was that they were hardly surprising. There seems to have been a constant trickle of similar stories this season: violence after Watford’s game against Everton; Islamophobic abuse of Mohamed Salah at West Ham; homophobic abuse of Sol Campbell at Cheltenham; Chelsea fans abusing Raheem Sterling; a banana on the pitch in the north London derby, and more it seems on a weekly basis.
Last December the Premier League released a statement reacting to “incidents recently where a very small minority have behaved unacceptably” and implored supporters to “get behind their teams in passionate, positive and respectful ways”.
Source: Football News
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