Southampton have released a viral tweet that mocks their 9-0 loss to Leicester ahead of their return fixture with the Foxes.
Saints travel to the King Power Stadium on Saturday and are surely prepping themselves for endless references and jibes back to their record loss in October.
However, in true Saints fashion, the club’s media team have chosen to join in with the jokes and make full use of the positive atmosphere after a recent upturn in results.
The tweet shows a video of a social media admins phone as they block the phrases Nine, 9-0, 0-9, Haha nine and hahahahahahaha nine on the club’s Twitter account.
Fans who have seen the video on social media have also noticed that Pompey, Portsmouth and Welcome to Liverpool are also blocked – pleasing little digs at Saints’ South Coast rivals and Liverpool fans.
Inventive and innovative use of social media is important for football clubs looking to build their following, and Saints are usually one of the best for releasing content like this most recent video.
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Videos that they released to announce signings back in the summer showed arrivals joining the “Ralph Express” and included further jokes at the expense of Liverpool and Portsmouth.
The Social media admins will be wanting to report on a better performance against Leicester than the last time out.
Whilst Leicester are still flying high in the league and looking in similar form to when they thrashed Saints back in October, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have recovered brilliantly recently and have secured 10 points from the last 12 on offer.
With five points now between them and the bottom three, some of the pressure has been lifted. But that will not stop them wanting another positive result on Saturday.
Saints’ away form has been better than their home form this season and this was highlighted by recent wins against Aston Villa and Chelsea.
Leicester have only dropped seven points at home this campaign though so a special performance will have to be put in to get anything at all.