West Ham fans have taken to Twitter in annoyance after Wilfried Zaha netted the equaliser against them in the 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, despite receiving a one-game ban from the FA for improper conduct.
The Ivory Coast international was faced with the FA’s wrath after sarcastically applauding referee Andre Marriner’s decision against Southampton last month, which saw him given his marching orders.
However, Zaha appealed the decision, which meant that the ban was suspended whilst the appeal was to be reviewed, allowing the 26-year-old to face the Hammers on Saturday.
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The former Manchester United winger was to be the difference maker, proving to be a thorn in Ryan Frederick’s side throughout and ultimately scoring a late equaliser after a deflection off Issa Diop.
Naturally, after he was handed a ban, West Ham fans on Twitter are annoyed that he was still allowed to play against them…
Two games in a row @FA cost @WestHamUtd points. First the awful linesman vs Liverpool, then today Zaha should never have been allowed to play. Well done FA! 👏🏼 #whufc
— Andrew Cummings (@ac_cummings82) February 9, 2019
Zaha should’ve been banned while his appeal is being looked at
— Rob utton (@Strictlyrobbo) February 9, 2019
He shouldn’t even be playing after the clapping the ref incident?
— joel cheshire (@joelcheshire41) February 9, 2019
Cheats (Within the rules) do prosper the bloke who shouldn’t be playing scored and cost us 2 points–Referee poor but we didn’t deserve better
— Teddy Bard (@TheTeddyBard) February 9, 2019
Lucky to get away with a point by the sound of it! Mind you Zaha shouldn’t have been allowed to play
— Kevin (@Kevin10whu) February 9, 2019
Ah so the player who was supposed to not play because he got given a one game ban scored against us? I am so surprised :):):)
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) February 9, 2019
Typical West Ham
— Pellegrini Enthusiast (@BilicOUT_) February 9, 2019
Thought zaha was suspended?
— ⚒ relphster ⚒ (@MalcolmRelph) February 9, 2019
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