'It's a joke!' - Crystal Palace fans defend Wilfried Zaha

29th Oct 2018

Wilfried Zaha is never too far away from a Premier League diving row.

The Crystal Palace winger regularly finds himself at the centre of fan debate, with some quick to accuse him of going to ground too easily and others adamant that he does not get enough protection.

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Arsenal became the latest set of supporters to point the finger at Zaha after he won a crucial penalty in Sunday's 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park following a clumsy challenge by Granit Xhaka.

There was definitely contact between the pair, but the manner in which Zaha hit the deck saw him widely chastised by the Gunners.

Given that Zaha has won 11 spot kicks since the start of the 2014/15 season, it is no shock to hear the midfielder's 'gamesmanship' called into question.

However, plenty of Palace fans clearly do not agree with the criticism and were quick to defend their star man.

Zaha may often be labelled one of the Premier League's biggest divers, but the Eagles saw the incident a little differently. And they weren't the only ones....

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