At a pre-arranged time of between 6-7pm on Monday evening, Southampton fans took to Twitter in their masses to say that they want the club to sack Mauricio Pellegrino, using #PellegrinoMustGo to get their message across.
Saturday’s 3-0 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield was their fifth defeat in 12 Premier League games this season under the Argentine, with the team scoring just nine goals during that period.
While they have been dull to watch and were fortunate to take all three points in the wins against West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion this term, the loss against Jurgen Klopp’s men showed a real naivety from a defensive point of view.
Southampton supporters created a social media campaign to put across their thoughts on the 43-year-old on Monday, and while one simply said “we’ve had enough”, another said “he lied to us” after saying the team would play attacking football when he was appointed.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
The club is going backwards, we've replaced Puel with somebody even worse. Get rid now before it's too late. #PellegrinoMustGo
— Sam (@sfcswh) November 20, 2017
Let's hope #PellegrinoMustGo trends this evening. This clown needs to get the boot along with Reed, Watson, Black and Wilson.
— gregiola (@gregvul) November 20, 2017
He's worse than Branfoot. Keeps the same players and tactics and wonders why we get the same results. Useless, has to go or we sleepwalk to relegation. We got rid of Puel, and amazingly appointed someone even more negative. #PellegrinoMustGo
— Steve (@SafehandsSteve) November 20, 2017
#SaintsFC so many friends and diehard Saints not going anymore for the first time in years! saddens me to say but #Pellegrinomustgo!! Want to get the feel good factor back!! Cedric normally so positive sounds desperate!! Scared of each match now
— simon thorpe (@dankiz1) November 20, 2017
— SouthampTom (@DutchTom) November 20, 2017
We've had enough of dull football. There's no shame in losing to Liverpool but zero shots on target is not acceptable #PellegrinoMustGo
— SouthamptonStats (@SaintsStats) November 20, 2017
— Hasan Tariq (@HasanTariq10) November 20, 2017