Southampton was on the wrong end of Premier League history last week, suffering a 9-0 loss to Leicester City at home on Friday. It is tied for the largest margin of victory in league history, and is the largest loss by a home team.
To “put things right for the club’s supporters” after such a shellacking, the players and coaches announced Monday they would donate their wages from Friday to Saints Foundation.
“The players and staff are now directing all their energy and focus towards the two games in Manchester this week,” the statement ended.
The Saints Foundation is the club’s charity and uses the “power and passion of the club to transform lives in and around Southampton, helping people fulfill their potential to be more involved, healthier and empowered members of the community.” Per the club, it has helped more than 12,000 people while investing more than $2 million in charitable activities.
THE NEXT CHAPTER 📕— Saints Foundation (@SFC_Foundation) October 24, 2019
We are proud to be a part of @PLCommunities' #ReadingStars project this year supporting students to improve their skills and enjoy picking up a book! 😇
And not a bad player to read about, ey @GarethBale11? 🙌 #SaintsFoundation 🔴⚪️ pic.twitter.com/eUqH8qKN7V
Southampton will face mighty Manchester City, two-time defending Premier League champion, twice in the coming days, first on Tuesday in the League Cup and again on Saturday in league play.
Are more charitable donations stemming from blowout losses on the agenda?
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