Southampton have gone top of the Premier League for the first time ever and decided to take aim at US President Donald Trump to commemorate the occasion.
The Saints ran out 2-0 winners against Newcastle United on Friday night thanks to goals in either half from Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong.
After the game, they tweeted a picture of the Premier League table showing them top with 16 points.
It was captioned “STOP THE COUNT” in a nod to Trump, who tweeted the now viral message on Thursday night after Joe Biden edged ahead in the 2020 US presidential election.
STOP THE COUNT pic.twitter.com/rS94knWEhO
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) November 6, 2020
STOP THE COUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020
Sky Sports’ Kelly Cates even got in on the action, joking that Southampton fans would be hoping the season ended now.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 6, 2020
Fans have reacted to the tweet and they think it’s the best bit of trolling they’ve seen all year.
Never thought I’d be a Southampton fan, but this did it 😂😂 https://t.co/RbAIDtJO2z
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) November 6, 2020
Adams put Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side ahead inside eight minutes with a fine volley, after Miguel Almiron was dispossessed on the edge of the box.
You know It’s bad when soccer teams make fun of you https://t.co/TGLmYSWUQs
— Mike Ahern (@MikeAhern10) November 6, 2020
GIVE THIS ADMIN A PAY-RISE 😂😂😂 https://t.co/xyKx9ynCDM
— David Munday (@DavidMunday815) November 6, 2020
Holy shit…😅 What a tweet!! https://t.co/nezn353k38
— Leorume (@leorume7) November 6, 2020
God it is just pathetic how much I love this https://t.co/tOH7oL2OrO
— Archie Bland (@archiebland) November 6, 2020
This PL season will be full of never-ending banter 😂 https://t.co/yaKlwxMu0f
— timam45 (@timam451) November 6, 2020
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Southampton would dominate the whole game but a second goal didn’t come until the second half when Armstrong wriggled his way through to slot home past Karl Darlow.
Victory for the South coast side shows a remarkable turnaround from last autumn, when they were demolished 9-0 by Leicester City.