West Ham fans have taken to Twitter to react after it was revealed on the Eagles’ official Twitter account that Wilfried Zaha is eligible to play against them for Crystal Palace, after lodging an appeal to the FA against his one-game suspension.
RH: We have appealed and as a result the FA have suspended the ban. We find out if they uphold the ban or we have been successful next week. Zaha is available to play tomorrow.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) February 8, 2019
The Ivory Coast international received the full wrath of the FA after an act of improper conduct, in which he sarcastically applauded referee Andre Marriner’s decision to book him towards the end of the 1-1 draw against Southampton.
One would assume the Hammers fans won’t have wanted the 26-year-old to play against them, as he is arguably the south London side’s best player – West Ham will still have haunting memories of Zaha scoring a 97th-minute equaliser against them last season.
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Sadly for them, however, the former Manchester United forward’s ban has been suspended following the appeal, meaning that he can play against Manuel Pellegrini’s men much to the annoyance of Hammers fans on Twitter…
Of course Zaha is free to play against West Ham this weekend.
— AllSportsView (@AllSportsView) February 7, 2019
That’ll be a 2 game extra ban then!! They overturn their own decision
— Lee (@LeePwhufc) February 8, 2019
Of course he bloody does!
— James Reading (@JReadingAloud87) February 7, 2019
imagine he got sent off again LOOOOL
— Jack (@Jvckzini) February 7, 2019
Oh great! pic.twitter.com/ynrwuOqTAS
— Mark Webster (@ItsMarkWebster) February 7, 2019
— Steve’ ⚒ (@StevehWHU) February 7, 2019
Why not?… so he can pick and choose who he serves the ban against?… that’s not right surely!!
— costahammer (@costahammer) February 7, 2019
Fredericks will clatter the overrated mug
— lefty (@Lefty_Wefty_) February 7, 2019
Zaha playing tomorrow in other words he’s definitely scoring
— Ollie (@Ollie_WHUFC) February 8, 2019