Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react after the FA decided to reject Wilfried Zaha’s appeal towards his £10,000 fine and one-game ban, after he received a charge of improper conduct.
The Ivory Coast international sarcastically applauded referee Andre Marriner’s decision to give him a yellow card in the 1-1 draw with Southampton last month, which saw him given an immediate second yellow card and left him facing the FA’s wrath.
Zaha’s original appeal allowed him to play, and score in, the 1-1 draw against West Ham last week, but after the decision had been upheld, he will now have to sit out the FA Cup fifth round tie against Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium this Sunday.
Palace will also be without Bakary Sako, who is cup-tied after playing in the competition for West Brom.
Following the FA’s decision, Palace fans on Twitter have shared their views on the situation…
Complete joke Dom. A 2 game suspension for sarcastically clapping an official… The FA should be doing something about potential leg breaking challenges. There was one on Andros in the same game which went entirely unpunished
— Stuart Gardner (@stugardner) February 15, 2019
And they wait until 5pm on the Friday before the game to confirm it. Does the disciplinary panel only work Friday afternoons?
— David Cheesman Eagles!!! ⚽️?? (@Cheezypalace) February 15, 2019
Disgraceful system. Shows the FA for the corrupt sham that they are
— Michael (@michaeljcuell) February 15, 2019
Oh no how are we going to manage
— Andrew Johnson (@m7cpfc) February 15, 2019
Well that’s our Wembley dream pver
— TerrificTownsend (@TerrificTownse1) February 15, 2019
Actually quite scared now Zaha is out ?
— Benjuayi (@Beniesta_) February 15, 2019
As far as agendas go, this lad has one against him!!! Bizarre!!!
— scott charlton (@billy_lotion) February 15, 2019
— Sam • (@SWPalace) February 15, 2019
Love how some people are shocked that Zaha’s ban hasn’t been overturned. It never was going to be and we only appealed so he didn’t miss West Ham. If FA Cup game was last week no way we appeal!
— Bentram (@bmintram) February 15, 2019