Zaha charged for flashing middle finger at Leeds fans… as Holloway joins him in dock
16:14 GMT, 12 March 2013
18:19 GMT, 12 March 2013
Wilfried Zaha has been charged by the FA following his gesture towards at Leeds fans last weekend.
The Crystal Palace star was being
berated by fans in Palace's 2-2 Championship draw with Leeds on March 9, and
responded by grinning and sticking up his middle finger.
Palace have been hit with a double
charge in relation to the same game after manager Ian Holloway was also
hit by the FA following his alleged misconduct towards match officials.
Response: Wilfried Zaha had a message for the Leeds fans giving him stick
Top form: Zaha again showed the star quality yesterday that earned a move to Manchester United
Zaha has already
apologised for swearing at Leeds supporters after they gave him abuse
for his impending transfer to Manchester United.
Both Zaha and Holloway have until 4pm on Friday March 15 to respond to the charge.
Zaha posted on his Twitter profile: 'On
that note I also wanted to apologise for the gesture I did towards the
Leeds fans in yesterday's game. Very unprofessional from me.'
United fans took to Twitter to praise their new signing, saying he was 'getting into practice'.
Whether Sir Alex Ferguson would approve of this gesture is another matter entirely.
Eyes on the ball: Zaha used his head to get past Leeds defender Lee Peltier
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