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Viral Dance by a Southhampton Fan Shows Passions Running High in Premier League Football

A man supporting Southampton went viral once again after he broke out in a carefree and hearty jig in the stadium for the first time back in 2019.
PUBLISHED MAY 30, 2024
Cover Image Source: X | @Nick_Metcalfe
Cover Image Source: X | @Nick_Metcalfe

Competition in the English Premier League can get intense on the football pitch, and this also tends to bring out the most passionate, and often hilarious, reaction from fans. It was just another match day where supporters of Southampton and West Brom football teams gathered to show their support in the 2019 championship play-off final. As Southampton beat West Brom, one of their fans was caught on camera after he broke out into a carefree dance number. The unnamed man couldn't hold back and paid a wholesome tribute to Keith Flint of The Prodigy with "Firestarter" started playing in the background.

Image Source: Fans of Southampton pull smoke grenades outside the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on May 17, 2024 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Image Source: Fans of Southampton pull smoke grenades outside the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on May 17, 2024 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The man was again spotted in another match between the two sides, dancing like nobody was watching during the play-off semi-final of the second leg of the match. One of the viral videos was shared on X by @Nick_Metcalfe and the clip has received over a million views since then.



 

Among users on the platform, @Abbo09 joked: "One thing I learned tonight is that the Southampton fans are a weird bunch." @IAmDidge commented: "I remember this bloke. Not his first rodeo." @MancReds715675 wrote: "Loved this. Congratulations on getting to the playoff final. Well deserved." @_J_enkins quipped: "Those Southampton fans were wild. All credit to them for it." In a similar incident from a recent match, a man took off his prosthetic leg and used it as a prop to cheer Southampton as they scored one of their goals. @SouthamptonFC even shared the video on their X profile.



 

But the post-match celebrations turned ugly pretty soon after Southhampton advanced towards the finals, as reported by Daily Mail. Chaos ensued as supporters from both clubs appeared to throw objects at each other at the game's conclusion. As countless fans stormed into the ground to celebrate Southampton's win, cops tried to hold back the Southampton fans whereas another video showed a missile being thrown into a crowd.



 

More footage showed a supporter throwing another into the stands, and it is unclear whether it was the same missile thrown in response, as per the outlet. In the past, footballers have been seen joining fans as part of celebrations. Back in 2022 when England won its first match against Iran in the FIFA World Cup, the England team's Jack Grealish kept a promise he had made to a young fan.

Image Source: Jack Grealish #7 of England celebrates a goal during a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Iran and England at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Stephen Nadler/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
Image Source: Jack Grealish #7 of England celebrates a goal during a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Iran and England at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Stephen Nadler/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Grealish took to his X handle and shared a picture of the exact moment from on the field. He dedicated his goal and the celebration to his young fan named Finlay, who was an 11-year-old ardent supporter of the football club and had cerebral palsy. He had written to Grealish earlier this year after he learned that the midfielder’s sister, Hollie, also has cerebral palsy. “I wish there were more people in the world just like you who treat people with disabilities the same as anyone else,” Finlay wrote. So Grealish kept his promise, sealed their win with a smile, then stretched out his arms to the side and rolled them in waves.

Image Source: Adam Armstrong of Southampton (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammate Ryan Manning during the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on May 17, 2024 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Image Source: Adam Armstrong of Southampton (R) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with teammate Ryan Manning during the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion at St Mary's Stadium on May 17, 2024 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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