Fans were left in stitches earlier this week as Charlton Athletic make a surprise cheeky dig at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park.
An entertaining game played out on Tuesday evening as the Addicks picked up a draw 2-2 against the Premier League side at Selhurst Park in their penultimate pre-season friendly.
However, prior to the game kicking off, Charlton issued a tweet as part of their pre-match build up, and it had plenty of people talking.
The League One club said that they were “in position for some pre-season action”, and along with the caption, they added photos from in and around the ground, however one of the shots was of a Sainsbury’s sign, with the supermarket located right next to the stadium.
📍 In position for some pre-season action…
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) July 27, 2021
Twitter users couldn’t help but laugh at Charlton as they make the surprise cheeky dig at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park, see what they wrote below…
@danielcafc: Did you get a ready meal?
@Steven_at_24: The last photo sums them and their ground up perfectly.
@ChomClaziridis: Sensational piss taking – well done to all involved
@cafc___: The Sainsbury’s 😭😭😭
@MartCAFC45: Top bantz with the sainsbury end
@Robvallance93: Top Shithousery from the admin 😂
@dannyturner1974: Picture of Sainsbury’s 🤣🤣🤣
@TomWaters: Sainsbury’s FC
@Gardy104: Proper shithousery 😂
@Zac_Lampey15: Get the Sainsbury’s in there boy
@JTedders92: Quite a few of the nigels are rattled by a tweet which they aren’t tagged in 😅
@CiaranCPFC: No one in the replies is allowed within a mile of a school
@callum_buchan: They’ve just declared war with our admins 😂 #cpfc
@CafcZac: What a shithole
@DrizzyCPFC: Won’t lie, I chuckled
@CPFCWiII: Beg our Kids just batter these clowns
@Itisjoshio: Sainsbury’s away day
@cpfc_WH: HAHAHAHHA ADMIN PUT A SAINSBURYS PICTURE HAHAHA, W IDOLO 😕
@Phillyconcarne: This is brilliant!! Just shown my kids and they fell on the floor laughing! Cheers admin 🤣🤣🤣
@brizaddick: They’re so sensitive bless them 😂
@cafc95: Had to throw in the Sainsbury’s stand ffs 💀😭
@maccalad10: Shithurst Park!!
@M_Amos124: The Sainsbury’s photo was quite amusing tbf 😂 🤷🏼♂️
@FrankieKeane3: What a dump
@SWPalace: That seems to be all they’ve got on us lol, I guess we can let them have their fun
@silkse7uk: The shithousery for the Sainsbury’s pic
@Cafcmatt: Strong Sainsbury’s image here. Professional trolling from @CAFCofficial. You love to see it (before our inevitable 4-1 defeat in a meaningless game)
@Beniesta_: Rak-Sakyi said “ratio”
@unknownbald: State of this hahahaha what a weird bunch
@danielcafc: The Sainsbury’s 😂😂
@LeeTaylor93: At least the maintenance staff won’t have to replace seats in the away end or fix the plumbing in the toilets either after tonight’s game.
@JimmyHart_: Very much approve of this sort of content. Shithousery at its finest. Has the Nigels rattled #cafc
@standinthesun: Charlton fans taking the piss forgetting they shared Selhirst with us when they were broke 😭😭😭😭
@Mark_CPFC: You are League One
@MistThames: ‘Theyve got a ground, like a terrace – oh selhurst park ain’t got no seats’ #CAFC
@HC15OnTour: All the Charlton mugs & club account on here taking the piss out of the Palace ground & saying it’s a shithole. You really don’t need to worry cos your league position means you won’t be visiting any time soon. Just enjoy your big cup final tonight 😘🎪🤡 #HonkHonk
@RobbieHuck555: Whilst your at it grab a meal deal from Sainsbury’s if it doesn’t dent your transfer budget lads?
@KitchenerDk: Be afraid, be very afraid! It’s the Sainsbury End Ultras! 🤣
@MichaelCPFC: It’s the closest you clowns 🤡 will get to a premier league ground!
— Charlie 🏴 3% (@BigBadBraz) July 27, 2021
— Mark (@MDJones82) July 27, 2021
— Liam© (@liamb0117) July 27, 2021
The opening exchanges saw Crystal Palace enjoy a fair share of possession, though it was the Addicks who produced the early chances.
Diallang Jaiyesimi took the winger past two Palace men on the right flank, however saw his through ball blocked by an onrushing Jack Butland under pressure from Conor Washington.
Minutes later, Chris Gunter sent in a tantalising left-footed delivery which met Stockley, whose looping effort was headed off the line by James Tomkins with Butland all but beaten.
The Eagles went 1-0 up on the 15th minute, with Rak-Sakyi’s intense pressing forcing Craig MacGillivray into an error with the keeper’s clearance deflecting off the Palace man and into the net.
Charlton’s response was almost immediate when Washington brought down Albie Morgan’s diagonal ball forward, though the Northern Irishman could only hit it straight at Butland from range.
Another flurry of chances came after, with Washington flashing a dangerous ball across the Palace six-yard box before Sean Clare nodded over from Adam Matthews’ pinpoint cross.
Clare got highest again moments later, flicking Morgan’s corner into the path of Stockley who bundled home from close range to restore parity.
After the interval, Adkins made numerous changes to his team, utilising seven substitutes with MacGillivray, Pearce, Gunter and Stockley the only ones left who started the game.
MacGillivray made a superb double save, saving Tomkins’ effort and then tipping captain Cheikhou Kouyate’s point-blank follow up onto the bar, though the linesman’s flag was raised.
The Addicks youngsters held their own as the second period went on, with Charlie Barker denying Rak-Sakyi with a last-ditch tackle after substitute Jeffrey Schlupp had threaded through the Palace goalscorer.
Palace doubled their lead on 75 minutes, when replacement Jean-Philippe Mateta combined neatly with Banks, who finished smartly past MacGillivray.
Charlton were not to be disheartened, going on to breaking forward moments later through Hady Ghandour, with an opportunistic Davison on hand to hammer the ball home emphatically.
Crystal Palace: Butland (Guaita 62); Kelly (Clyne 82), Tomkins (Mitchell 62), Guehi (Jach 82), Riedewald (Kirby 82); Wells-Morrison (Schlupp 62), Kouyate (C), M.Boateng (McArthur 62); Rak-Sakyi (Street 70), Ayew (Mateta 62), Banks (Gordon 82)
Subs (not used): Matthews, Hannam, Steele
Goals: Rak-Sakyi 15, Banks 75
Charlton: MacGillivray; Matthews (Barker 46), Famewo (Elerewe 46), Pearce (C), Gunter (Roddy 76); Clare (Dempsey 46), Dobson (Gomes (T) 46), Morgan (Vennings 46); Jaiyesimi (Ghandour 46), Stockley (Davison 62), Washington (Clayden 46)
Subs (not used): Harness, Harvey, Bakrin, Powell
Goal: Stockley 38, Davison 79
Booked: Pearce 72 (foul on Schlupp), Gomes (T) 82 (foul on McArthur)