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Southampton mute 9-0 references ahead of Leicester City reunion

Published Jan 06, 2020
Jan 06, 2020 IST
Vardy - cropped
Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick against Southampton in October

Southampton were hammered 9-0 by Leicester City in October but, ahead of their second meeting of the season, the Saints are not giving any attention to that result.

Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez both scored hat-tricks as the Foxes demolished Ralph Hasenhuttl's side at St Mary's, matching Manchester United's 9-0 win over Ipswich Town in 1995 as the biggest margin of victory in a Premier League match.

However, Southampton, who visit the King Power Stadium on Saturday, will be paying the humiliating defeat little mind - on social media, at least.

It's a case of ignorance is bliss for Southampton's social media team, who posted a video suggesting they have muted any references on Twitter to "9-0", "0-9" and, for good measure, "haha nine", "hahahahahahaha nine" and "nine".

Those phrases join "Portsmouth" and "Pompey" - Southampton's bitter rivals - and the term "Welcome to Liverpool", seemingly a reference to the Reds' history of purchasing the Saints' best talents, in being muted.

While Southampton may be safe from further embarrassment on Twitter, they have also hit form on the pitch and head into the weekend encounter on the back of a five-match unbeaten run.

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