TWO Saints fans who were filmed appearing to make plane gestures towards visiting Cardiff City fans have been spoken to by police.

It follows the emergence of a video on social media, which appears to show two fans holding out their arms in order to mimic a plane during the club's 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff.

The apparent gestures come just days after the body of Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala was found in the wreckage of a plane, after it crashed into the English Channel on January 21.

A spokesperson for Saints said two fans were detained by the club and handed to the police.

The Southampton FC spokesperson said: “Southampton Football Club can confirm that two fans were detained and had their details taken by police during our match against Cardiff City on Saturday.

“The club will continue to work with Hampshire Police to identify any individuals deemed to have made indecent gestures towards Cardiff supporters.

“Such behaviour has no place in our game and will not be tolerated at St Mary’s.

"The club will be taking an extremely firm stance against anyone involved and intends to ban those supporters identified.”

A minute's silence was held before the Premier League match at St Mary's, as a mark of respect to the late Sala.

The 28-year-old striker signed for the Welsh side for a club record £15 million from Nantes just days before the light aircraft he was travelling in crashed into the English Channel.

The pilot of the plane, David Ibbotson, a 59-year-old father-of-three, has still not been found.

Hampshire Constabulary has been contacted for a comment.