Many Southampton fans feared the worst when Ryan Bertrand was sent off in the 12th minute, but not many could have anticipated what was to come.
Fans joked about how they were likely to be on the end of a hiding, but little did they know at that point that they would be on the end of the greatest ever defeat at home in England’s top tier. For context, the first-ever league started in 1888, so it’s only been going for a measly 131 years…
Bertrand was sent off thanks to a VAR decision after Ben Chilwell opening the scoring for Leicester. The double-whammy clearly sunk the hearts of the Southampton team, as what followed was nightmarish for the club and its supporters.
Southampton went onto lose 9-0, thanks to hat-tricks from both Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy, as well as goals from Chilwell and Youri Tielemans.
With Saints losing by their biggest ever margin, they now face the uphill battle of getting out of the relegation spots as they dropped to 18th.
Here are some of the replies from Southampton fans when Bertrand was sent off…
This is going to be a mauling
— Am Kiragu (@pavelamani) October 25, 2019
This game is going to be fun.
— JDeleay (@JDeleay) October 25, 2019
Well. We are in very real danger of relegation.
— Edward Marsh (@edwardmarshCT) October 25, 2019
— Ash (@ashley_whiteway) October 25, 2019
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Don’t worry guys if we rage quit it’s only a 3-0 loss right???
— CJ (@Cjbtcc) October 25, 2019