It has been reported that Crystal Palace are trying to identify a fan who was spotted in the home end making sick plane gestures to Manchester United supporters.
It came at full time of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer side’s 3-1 win over Roy Hodgson’s men at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, just weeks after the anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster, which left 23 people dead, including eight United players.
Footage emerged afterward the Premier League clash showing a man using two hands to act mimick the tragedy which saw the plane crash on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport.
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Crystal Palace have since wrote a club statement about the incident, they wrote: “We have been made aware of an incident captured on video involving a supporter at Selhurst Park during our last home game against Manchester United.
“The incident has been reported to the police and the club will be working with them to identify the individual responsible. We take a zero tolerance approach to this sort of behaviour, as and when the individual is identified, we will take the appropriate course of action.”
It is the second time a similar gesture as been made within the last two months after two Southampton fans were been arrested after making sick plane gestures to the Cardiff City supporters during was the Bluebirds’ first game since it was sadly confirmed that new signing Emiliano Sala had died.
Southampton said in a statement: “Southampton Football Club can confirm that two fans were detained and had their details taken by police during our match against Cardiff City on Saturday.
“The Club will continue to work with Hampshire Police to identify any individuals deemed to have made indecent gestures towards Cardiff supporters.
“Such behaviour has no place in our game and will not be tolerated at St Mary’s.
“The club will be taking an extremely firm stance against anyone involved and intends to ban those supporters identified.”
Those ‘fans’ ended up also getting three-year banning orders from the South Coast club, something the Crystal Palace individual will no doubt will receive as well.
After watching the video as well as learning of Crystal Palace’s statement on the incident, users on social media took to vent their anger – check out what they tweeted on the next page