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Friday 19 October 2018

WATCH - Pape Souare has Crystal Palace shirt thrown back at him by fan following humiliating League Cup defeat

Pape Souare saw his shirt thrown back onto the pitch by a Palace fan. CREDIT: TWITTER
Pape Souare saw his shirt thrown back onto the pitch by a Palace fan. CREDIT: TWITTER
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A humiliating evening for Pape Souare and his Crystal Palace team-mates at Ashton Gate was made even worse at the final whistle following the reaction of one irate visiting supporter.

Souare was a second-half substitute during Palace's embarrassing 4-1 League Cup defeat to their Championship hosts Bristol City. But the Senegalese suffered further ignominy when he retreated towards the away supporters at full-time.

The 27-year-old made a goodwill gesture of handing his shirt to one supporter in an attempt to apologise for Palace's efforts on the pitch.

Palace manager Roy Hodgson stressed after the match that he hoped Souare would not take the incident personally following his recovery from a career-threatening broken leg.

Hodgson said the fans are “entitled to shows signs of displeasure” due to the club's dreadful start to the campaign.

“Our fans are very good and are a major weapon, so the last thing I am every going to do is say anything negative about them," he added.

Some Palace supporters, however, turned on the fan in question who threw Soure's shirt back.

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