Charlie Austin launches a foul-mouthed rant at Southampton fans before deleting tweets in a bizzare spat on social media on Saturday evening.
The West Brom player made a point about people thinking before they post online, but then started calling Saints supporters ‘shit’ and called one a ‘cheeky cunt’ before later taking his posts down.
Like many footballers last night, he warned people and companies to think about the effect their posts had on others, in the wake of Caroline Flack’s death.
Austin, who departed Southampton at the end of last season following a four season spell where he scored 16 Premier League goals in 71 appearances, then started getting into a slanging match with many of his former club’s fans.
One fan wrote: “Difficult to get behind a striker who couldn’t run five minutes without huffing and puffing Chaz!
“Big mouth for a man who accelerates slower than a 50 tonne lorry on an icy slope. Blame the club that paid your wages and supports your kids instead of yourself. WHAT A ROLE MODEL”
Austin didn’t take too kindly to it, calling the fan a ‘cheeky cunt’ and saying the Saints’ fan base was ‘shite.’
Another fan then said that the forward has contradicted his initial point of calling Southampton fans ‘shit’, but Austin instead doubled down on his point.
The player soon after that deleted his tweet, probably feeling remorse for his actions, however by Sunday morning everyone had got his tweets and spread it over Twitter.
Fans gave their reaction after seeing that Championship player Charlie Austin launches a foul-mouthed rant…
And in other news, Charlie Austin is single-handedly fighting Southampton Twitter. He’s also doing a bloody good job at it.
— Ryan Stillwell (@PompeyViking62) February 15, 2020
Charlie Austin is trending I see pic.twitter.com/Z2WX6QZuh0
— Carl (@CarlDonaldson_) February 15, 2020
Charlie Austin telling Southampton fans “you’re shit” ? love to see it pic.twitter.com/vBWrhhwn43
— Dan Shaw (@DanShawPFC) February 16, 2020
Charlie Austin calling Saints fans shit on twitter is a belter. Especially after how whingey and entitled they’ve been after today
— Richard Steele (@Steeley_BFC) February 15, 2020
Charlie Austin is correct about bullying and abuse on social media.
But the fact that he then goes on to call an entire fan base “shit” and starts calling people “c***s” is not ok either.
It works both ways around. #charlieaustin
— Football And The City (@ballandthecity) February 15, 2020
Charlie Austin is correct.
— A (@Read8911) February 15, 2020
He’s got a point to be fair and I’m a saints fan.
— Jamie Leach (@JamieLeach23) February 15, 2020
Waking up this morning to see Charlie Austin is still a monumental cunt. Some things really don’t change ?♂️? #SaintsFC
— ?⚪️??Rhys???⚪️ (@RhysTheSaint) February 16, 2020
Charlie Austin just reminding everybody how much of a twat he really is.
— dan (@TheDanJames) February 15, 2020
Charlie Austin is one of those shithouse players that you hate when they don’t play for you but bloody love the bants when they do ?? #wba
— Chlo (@chloebeard123) February 15, 2020
Saints fans still living rent free in Charlie Austin’s head ? you love to see it
— Thorsten Tramischus (@thorsten_t94) February 15, 2020
CHARLIE AUSTIN BODYING SAINTS FANS
— Baggies forever (@BaggiesForever3) February 15, 2020
Definitely had a couple ?
— – (@Rashfordesque1) February 15, 2020