Crystal Palace fans react as Brighton boss Chris Hughton is sacked

Crystal Palace might have a bitter, bitter rivalry with Brighton but even some of the Selhurst Park faithful have been bemused by the decision to sack Chris Hughton on Monday, with survival achieved and a semi-final reached.

The former Norwich boss arrived on the south coast in December 2014 and oversaw the Seagulls’ promotion to the top flight in 2017, although it all started to come undone in 2019.

The Amex Stadium outfit won just three of their last 23 league games and were saved from relegation by Palace’s victory over 18th-placed Cardiff two weeks ago. But considering what he has done for the club, Hughton’s sacking has come as a huge surprise to most inside and outside of Brighton.

A Crystal Palace fan shares his most gutting moment of the last 10 years supporting the Eagles in the video below…

Palace fans surely love that their rivals are making some bizarre decisions that could have big consequences in the future, but most were able to put the bad blood aside as they reacted on Twitter…

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