Shane Long completed 72 minutes in the defeat to Cardiff City on Saturday – and many Southampton fans ripped into the centre-forward on Twitter for his performance.
The Saints suffered a crushing 2-1 loss at home, which saw them drop down into the relegation places.
Sol Bamba scored the opener for the visitors in the second-half, before Southampton defender Jack Stephens appeared to have rescued a point with a 91st minute equaliser.
But just moments later Kenneth Zohore restored Cardiff’s lead in stoppage time and handed them all three points to climb out of the drop zone.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side missed a big opportunity against a relegation rival and now have plenty of work to escape danger.
A selection of Southampton fans on social media were raging with Long for his contribution.
The 32-year-old striker lead the line for the visitors and was eventually replaced by teammate Charlie Austin.
Long’s goalscoring instinct have disappeared in recent years and he’s got just one under his belt this campaign, which is why there was no surprise to see him not get on the scoresheet at the weekend.
He struggled to find spaces in Cardiff’s rigid backline and Southampton fans were displeased with his efforts:
Sorry but how is long still in the squad but we sold gabbi. Useless #saintsfc
— Ben (@BenButterworth) February 9, 2019
With Shane Long up front we offer absolutely no goal threat. Very average performance so far #SaintsFC
— BettingBloke (@BlokeTom) February 9, 2019
This game is screaming Austin and not long.. #SaintsFC
— Charlie (@CharlieBones_) February 9, 2019
Shane Long is a disgrace #saintsfc
— CabbageFace (@Cabbage_Face) February 9, 2019
Really in need for a Austin or Gallagher. A threat in the box, no space at all for Long to do his work #SaintsFC
— Saint Harris (@LHarrisSFC) February 9, 2019
Long seems to have lost a yard or two of pace. Without that he is virtually useless #saintsfc
— Issey Prada (@isseyprada) February 9, 2019
I hope Shane Long never plays for Southampton ever again. Biggest fraud in football #saintsfc
— Sam Nightingale (@SamNightingale_) February 9, 2019
Said before I’ve never doubted Shane Long’s desire. Only his first touch 🙄 #saintsfc
— Matt Ashley (@MattAshley1) February 9, 2019
Long is a really poor footballer, the only thing he had going for him was he ran lots, he seems to of stopped doing that now and just minces around the 18yd box #SaintsFC
— Jamie pang (@jamiepang) February 9, 2019