Southampton fans talked about seemingly aircraft gesture during the Cardiff game


TWO Saints fans who were filmed and who appear to be making airplane gestures for visiting Cardiff City fans were spoken by the police.

It follows the rise of a video on social media, which seems to show two fans who are holding their arms out to mimic a plane during the 2-1 home defeat of the club against Cardiff.

The apparent gestures come only a few days after the body of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala was found in the wreck of an airplane, after it crashed in the English Channel on January 21st.

A Saints spokesman said two fans were being held by the club and handed over to the police.

The Southampton FC spokesman said: "Southampton Football Club can confirm that two fans were being held and their data was taken by the police during our match against Cardiff City on Saturday.

"The club will continue to work with the Hampshire Police to identify individuals who are expected to have made indecent gestures against Cardiff supporters.

"Such behavior does not belong in our game and is not tolerated at St Mary's.

"The club takes an extremely firm stance against everyone involved and intends to ban the identified supporters."

A minute's silence was held for the Premier League match in St Mary's, as a sign of respect for the late Sala.

The 28-year-old striker signed for the Welsh side for a club record of £ 15 million from Nantes, a few days before the light plane in which he was driving crashed into the English Channel.

The pilot of the plane, David Ibbotson, a 59-year-old father-of-three, is still not found.

Hampshire Constabulary has been contacted for a response.