Crystal Palace fans have been having a field day on Twitter this week after Andros Townsend came out and called out the Sun newspaper for reporting fake news on a ‘sensational team meeting’.
Well, things just got spicer as the star taking centre stage in the article, Wilfried Zaha, has joined his teammate in publicly shaming the tabloid newspaper.
Twitter: Making up lies is clearly more interesting than the actual truth https://t.co/aCqYjvuMgB (@wilfriedzaha)
The wide reaction has been as you’d expect, with Zaha now obviously trying to focus on representing Palace to the best of his ability by keeping the transfer speculation in the past.
Supporters have jumped to his defence and are showing him plenty of love:
Twitter: @wilfriedzaha https://t.co/3xRUzLhn1E (@CabayeLovesHugs)
Twitter: @wilfriedzaha Love you wilfried (@adcpfc)
Twitter: @wilfriedzaha I love you King (@osian_davis)
Even an Arsenal fan joined in on showing the winger some support, even though his club opted to sign Lille’s Nicolas Pepe this summer…
Twitter: @wilfriedzaha It’s the Sun mate don’t worry nobody believed it (@Unai_Emeryates)
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For me personally – and I’m sure this view is shared on a national scale – it’s always terrific to see players coming out onto social media and exposing media outlets for reporting fake news.
They’re well in their rights to do so and it’s just another reminder that professional footballers are human beings like the rest of us; why should their reputation be tarnished for clicks?
Palace supporters will be excited to see Zaha and Townsend linking up again regularly at Selhurst Park, and I’m sure the same people will wish the former well if he eventually secures the big move away he desires.