Wilfried Zaha has apologised to Crystal Palace fans for his red card.
The Ivory Coast international was sent off against Southampton in their last match in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha has said that he is sorry for his red card against Southampton in their 1-1 draw. The player was sent off in the 87th minute of the match after giving his side the lead in the first half. However, his goal was cancelled out by James Ward-Prowse’s strike in the second half as the match ended in a draw.
The player took to the social media platform Twitter after the match and posted an apology to the club and its fans. His post read, “All I can do is apologise to the team and the fans for my red card tonight because I could have cost us today. I will learn from it for sure.”
Manager Roy Hodgson was evidently frustrated by the decision by referee Andre Marriner but accepted that he had no choice but to show Zaha a red card. He said, “It’s disappointing that the player who perhaps provided some of the best entertainment during the 90 minutes with his performance was consistently fouled throughout the game [and] wasn’t able to contain his frustration with that consistent fouling.”
He added, “Protests over a foul which is not given which probably should have been, but then once he applauds the referee’s decision to give him a yellow card the referee, under the rules of the game and the instructions they are given, he’s got no option but to send him off. So, there’s not much one can say about it.”