POLICE say they could take action against Saints fans who appeared to mock Cardiff City supporters over the death of striker Emiliano Sala.

Two Saints fans were filmed appearing to make plane gestures towards the away end during the club’s 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff on Saturday.

The video, posted on social media, appears to show two fans holding out their arms and rocking from side-to-side in order to mimic a plane.

It comes just days after the body of the Cardiff City striker was recovered from the wreckage of a light aircraft, 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.”

Meanwhile, Hampshire Constabulary say three people were ejected from the ground during Saturday’s game over the alleged taunts.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Three people were ejected by the club.

“No one was arrested for it but we are working with the club to investigate what happened and see if any criminal offences did take place.

“If so we will take the appropriate action.”

Players from both sides wore black arm bands during the Premier League match on Saturday, which Cardiff won 2-1 after a 93rd minute goal from Kenneth Zohore.

A minute’s silence was also observed by both sets of supporters before kick-off, as a mark of respect to the later 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, 59, a father-of-three, has still not been found and his family has recently set up a funding page in order to restart the search.