‘Stop the count!’: Southampton poke fun at US election saga with cheeky call to have Premier League table finalised with Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team sitting top as they reference Donald Trump’s voting demands
- Southampton have cheekily taken aim at Donald Trump after their Newcastle win
- The Saints are top of the Premier League table for the first time after 2-0 victory
- With eight games played and sitting top they called for the season to be finalised
- It’s a playful nod to Trump asking votes not to be counted in the US election race
- His demands to ‘stop the count’ come after Joe Biden edged ahead in the election to become President of the United States
The Saints are on cloud nine at the moment after their 2-0 win over Newcastle sent them to the top of the Premier League table – the first time in the club’s history.
Goals from Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong sent Ralph Hasenhuttl and his side straight to the summit of English football, which saw the club’s social media team join the viral meme to ‘stop the count’ and end the current campaign as it is.
Southampton have brilliantly poked fun at Donald Trump by asking to ‘stop the count’ in regards to the Premier League table – which they currently sit atop of
Their 2-0 win over Newcastle sent them to the top of the Premier League table for the first time
It comes days after Mr Trump demanded on Twitter to stop votes being counted after Democrat Joe Biden edged ahead of him in the 2020 US presidential election.
Trump simply tweeted, ‘STOP THE COUNT’ in a bid to stop Biden from succeeding him as president, which led to the 74-year-old being trolled online.
Sky Sports’ Kelly Cates also joined in on the joke, by claiming Southampton fans would be hoping that the season could end now and have them become champions.
It comes days after Mr Trump demanded to stop votes being counted in the US election
Cates said: ‘Well all eyes have very much been on America this week and Saints fans may well want to “stop the count” because they are top of the league.’
After Saints’ dominance at St Mary’s, Hasenhuttl has praised his side’s mental determination to turn around the club’s fortunes a year on from their 9-0 thrashing at home to Leicester.
‘It’s amazing what my team does in the moment,’ the Saints boss said.
‘Congratulations to everyone around the team and on the pitch. We could maybe have scored a little bit more, the rest was nearly perfect.
‘We showed good game management, they had one chance where Alex made a big save.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has overseen an impressive turnaround for the Saints in the last year
‘It’s a bit scary what we’re doing at the moment. But not so surprising at the moment.’
Theo Walcott also couldn’t hide his delight after the final whistle.
He told Sky: ‘Look at my face smiling now. It’s a fantastic achievement at this moment in time, the first time in the club’s history. Where it started off for me.
‘To play at St Mary’s, sadly with no fans, but it shows we work hard and for each other. We’ve got trust, the work’s showing. By the performances, it just shows.’
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