Southampton striker Charlie Austin was labelled a ‘legend’ by several football fans after footage emerged of him making a certain gesture towards Manchester City fans.
The 29-year-old was heavily booed by City fans when he was leaving the pitch to be substituted and the former QPR talisman seemed to have had enough of the abuse from City fans and directed a two-fingered gesture towards them.
According to Sky Sports, the FA are “seeking observations” on the incident, Austin could find himself facing a ban or a fine from the FA if he is charged with any kind of misconduct.
Check out the video below:
Charlie Austin giving the fingers lol pic.twitter.com/0glR7RIbSX
— Jinder Singh (@j1nder7) December 30, 2018
Here’s some reaction to Austin’s gesture:
Charlie Austin is a legend! ????
— wayne millar (@MillarWayne) December 30, 2018
Charlie Austin must support Liverpool
— ashley mcduff (@Ashleymcduff1) December 30, 2018
Charlie Austin liverpool fan
— bet raul’s dad’s aint named ray (@Dendoncal) December 30, 2018
What did we expect? Southampton is Liverpool’s ‘daughter’ club
— Kofi M Pilgrim (@MpKofi) December 31, 2018
— cam (@camsfc) December 30, 2018
— Alan beckett (@alibeckett80) December 30, 2018
Charlie Austin isn’t swearing at anybody.
He’s simply counting the amount of Man City fans in the ground. pic.twitter.com/Wdag5gmSXB
— Nathan Antony Brown (@NathanAntonyBr1) December 31, 2018
— Jonathan Pearson (@JonathanE7Solid) December 31, 2018