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Southampton mascot mocks Cesar Azpilicueta for refusing handshake in tunnel

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Too slow! Southampton’s mascot hilariously mocks Cesar Azpilicueta by rejecting the Chelsea defender’s handshake in the tunnel before their meeting at St Mary’s

  • A Southampton mascot mocked Cesar Azpilicueta in the tunnel tonight
  • Southampton and Chelsea geared up for a Premier League clash
  • The youngster offered a handshake before pulling back as Azpilicueta moved
  • He then teased the Chelsea captain, who remained stunned by the events

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta was mocked by a Southampton mascot in the tunnel before the teams Premier League game tonight.

As the Spaniard prepared to lead his team to St Mary’s, the youngster, who was about to walk out with Saints Captain James Ward-Prowse, shook his hand, obliging Azpilicueta.

However, the mascot proceeded to remove his hand before Azpilicueta made contact, instead wiggling his hand from his nose, leaving the 33-year-old stunned and confused as to what had happened.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta was mocked by a Southampton mascot tonight

The mascot originally reached out for a handshake from Azpilicueta

He then withdrew, before taunting the Spaniard and leaving him stunned

The mascot reached for a handshake, withdrew and mocked Azpilicueta

The BT Sport cameras caught the act, and the clip received more than 5,000 likes on Twitter.

It is unclear if other players saw it as both sides and the officials prepared for the match in the tunnel.

Azpilicueta might have been seen off the pitch, but his side then dealt the first blow and opened the scoring via Raheem Sterling, who scored his third goal in two games.

However, Romeo Lavia scored his first goal for Southampton with a clean attempt from the edge of the area to put things right, before Adam Armstrong scored in first half stoppage time to put the hosts ahead.

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