A drone appeared out of nowhere in the sky above the soccer field where an English Premier League match was being held. The referee suspended the game for safety reasons. As a result, the home team benefited. Local soccer fans who saw this sent suspicious eyes, saying, ‘Isn’t the home team flying for defense?’ This is because the home team, Southampton, was the weakest team at the bottom of the league.
The Sun, a British media outlet, reported on the 22nd (Korean time) that a drone appeared in the sky above the soccer field where the match between Southampton and Aston Villa was held, and the match was temporarily suspended and resumed. The match was held at 0:00 am on the 22nd at St. Mary’s Stadium, the home ground of Southampton, England. It is the 21st round of the EPL in the 2022-2023 season.
The home team, Southampton, are currently at the bottom of the league and in danger of relegation. West Ham United and Everton and the points are the same, but they are pushed out of the goal difference and have fallen to the bottom of the league. If it continues like this, it will be difficult to avoid relegation. On the other hand, Aston Villa is 11th in the league. It was expected that the visiting team would have a significant advantage in objective power.
However, an unexpected variable occurred. As a result, he helped Southampton. The cause was that an unidentified drone appeared over the stadium in the 40th minute of the first half when they faced 0-0 that day. It was not an official drone uploaded by the EPL Secretariat to film the game. When a mysterious drone appeared, the referee stopped the game. 토토사이트
Eventually, the game resumed after the drone disappeared, and despite the long delay, only two minutes of extra time were given in the first half. The second half went normally. However, the flow of Aston Villa, which had an overwhelming share before the suspension, has already been broken. In the end, the match ended in a 0-0 draw. Southampton was lucky to get one point.
In response, a local fan sarcastically said, “Southampton’s defensive move that caused the game to be stopped by blowing up a drone.” Another fan said: ‘This drone is here to save Southampton’. The opinion that Southampton avoided defeat thanks to drones is predominant.