Palace supporter has been arrested by police after Wayne
Rooney had coins thrown at him at Selhurst Park last Saturday.
United striker was pictured handing coins to referee Michael Oliver
which were apparently hurled at him by supporters in the Holmesdale Road
A bottle and cigarette lighter were also seen on the field.
Police confirmed a fan had been questioned on suspicion of throwing an object
at Rooney. A spokesman said: “We continue to liaise with club officials and
the referee over allegations of coin-throwing at the match. We will continue
to make further inquiries over the coming days.”
Palace co-chairman Steve Browett has vowed to ban anyone found to be
responsible from the club.
Speaking about a pre-match display organised by fans, he said on the Crystal
Palace “Five-Year Plan” podcast: “I was really angry because you’ve got guys
who have spent hundreds, thousands of hours getting that display right and
you turn on Match of the Day and all you see is some t— throwing a coin at
Wayne Rooney. One idiot has screwed it up for everybody else and it makes me
so angry. I hope somebody turns him in because he’s not welcome at Selhurst
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon has been charged by the
Football Association following a series of tweets he made responding to
criticism of his penalty miss against Spurs
by Neil Warnock.
Puncheon – whom Warnock signed on loan while manager at Queens Park Rangers in
September 2011 – spurned the chance to give Palace an early lead at White
Hart Lane last month when he struck his spot-kick horribly wide. Tottenham
went on to win the game 2-0.
The 27-year-old took exception to comments Warnock made in his role as a
pundit on TalkSport. Warnock said he would not have “trusted [Puncheon] with
a penalty. You’ve got to have somebody a little bit more cool, and he’s not
like that, Jason.”
An angry Puncheon posted several comments on the social media site, only to
quickly delete them. Warnock later hinted he was considering legal action
against the player.
Puncheon, who has been charged with “failing to act in the best interests of
the game” and improper conduct, has until Thursday to respond.
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