By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline
Published: 00:02 GMT, 16 February 2020 | Updated: 00:18 GMT, 16 February 2020
West Brom striker Charlie Austin has gone on a foul-mouthed Twitter rant - calling one Southampton fan a cheeky c*** and accusing the Saints collective of being s*** fans after tweeting about the negative effects of social media.
The former Southampton striker later deleted his tweets following his x-rated comments on Twitter, but only after he had severely criticised fans of the Premier League side.
The Baggies striker, who moved to the club in the summer from Southampton on a two-year deal, was an unused substitute in West Brom's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Charlie Austin has gone on an x-rated Twitter rant against Southampton supporters
The West Brom striker later deleted his tweets after swearing when replying to two Saints fans
But quote tweeting a post about social media becoming an ever-increasing curse, Austin himself wrote: 'Couldn't agree more it's a f****** joke, gives people and companies a platform to say what they like without any remorse... think before you speak/tweet/post'.
Some fans took umbrage with what Austin had tweeted, with one Southampton fan replying to Austin saying: 'Difficult to get behind a striker who couldn't run five minutes without huffing and puffing Chaz!