It is standard practice for football clubs to stage events where fans can meet the players and get an autograph or two.
Southampton have scheduled one of those for this Thursday with Mario Lemina and Oriol Romeu.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) November 19, 2017
Unfortunately for the club, some fans are not in the mood for meet-and-greets given their current run of form.
As it stands, the Saints sit 14th in the Premier League table, just four points above the relegation zone after 12 games.
The team have picked up just one win in their last seven top-flight outings, and the fans suffered further disappointment on Saturday when they lost 3-0 to Liverpool.
On paper, the Reds were always going to be favourites at Anfield, but in the previous four meetings between the clubs in all competitions, Southampton won two and the remaining games were drawn.
It seems that a number of fans have turned on manager Mauricio Pellegrino, while some have been left frustrated by the players’ efforts on the pitch.
Will it help them play well?
— Ian Palacio (@ipalacio) November 19, 2017
— PellegrinosGot2Gao💩💩⚽👍 (@kevvie_geeSFC) November 19, 2017
Should be signing a new manager and about four players stuff the calendar
— Keith Medgett (@KeithMedgett) November 19, 2017
How about Tadic and Forster? You’d get crowds to have a chat with those 2!
— Jordan Stevens (@JordanStevens92) November 19, 2017
Sorry not spending any of my hard earned money until the players turn up and earn their wages…Hope calendar has EFL badge on it..
— Building Property (@BuildingProp) November 19, 2017
I'm not falling for this – i heard 11 Saints players would be at Anfield yesterday – they still haven't turned up. pic.twitter.com/e47fosFlBX
— Richie Smith (@Gladbachsaint) November 19, 2017
Announce Reed resignation and Pellegrino sacking. Also announce Mancini as new manager.
— Phil (@PSmith1994) November 19, 2017
Dare you to put Pellegrino there
— ben caffyn (@bencaffyn) November 19, 2017