Southampton tweets backfire as fans rage at Pellegrino

Southampton’s social media team do not seem to be getting the desired response to their posts on Twitter.

Understandably, the fans are frustrated by the team’s recent results, particularly as the club have not celebrated a Premier League victory since November.

Saturday’s match against Watford ended cruelly for the Saints as Abdoulaye Doucoure’s equaliser should never have stood.

The Watford man guided the ball into the back of the net with his hand to claim a late 2-2 draw for the Hornets at Vicarage Road.

Southampton fans raged at the officials for allowing the goal, but now they have switched back to venting their fury at manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

A large number of the fanbase want the former Liverpool player to be axed, less than seven months after he was appointed.

The Argentine has only guided the team to four wins in 23 top-flight matches, and as a result, the Saints sit one point above the relegation zone.

In a bid to brighten the fans’ mood, Southampton tweeted quotes from James Ward-Prowse, who scored twice at the weekend, and a reminder about ticket sales for the upcoming home game against Liverpool.

The reaction was ugly…