During Southampton’s 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend, a seven-year-old boy in the home end was struck by a gas canister that had been thrown from the away section.

Investigations have since taken place, and as per a report from Sky Sports, police are now keen to speak to a man regarding the incident.

On the pitch, Liverpool came out on top with an important win at St Mary’s Stadium. However, the football has been overshadowed since, with the incident in the stands gaining a lot of attention.

Plenty of fans took to social media to slam the behaviour of the Reds fan in question…

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The seven-year-old who was hit by the canister is reported to have sustained minor injuries from the incident, with Hampshire Police now pursuing contact with the individual who is thought to be responsible for throwing the object from the away end shortly after Roberto Firmino doubled Liverpool’s advantage.