Crystal Palace 0 – Newcastle 0
Newcastle picked up just their second point of the season of Saturday at Crystal Palace.
The Eagles should have collected all three points but Mamadou Skaho missed a header from point blank range.
After the draw Newcastle are third bottom of the league, while Palace are 11th.
The Eagles have seven points on the board.
Wilfried Zaha & diving
One of the big talking points when it comes to Crystal Palace is the treatment of Wilfried Zaha.
Zaha came out publicly after last weekend’s win at Huddersfield to complain about referees.
The Palace star believes he’s being unfairly treated by officials, as opponents get away with red card offence.
BBC’s Match of the Day
Some Crystal Palace fans are now accusing the BBC’s Match of the Day of pushing a ‘Wilfried Zaha, diving’ narrative.
The key talking point from the Newcastle game surrounded Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The young Palace right-back was hit on his neck by a bottle thrown from the Newcastle travelling fans.
Later in the second half, Zaha went down on the right hand side where the bottle incident happened.
After hitting the deck Zaha started a conversation with the linesman.
When the incident was broadcasted on the BBC’s Match of the Day, the commentator indicated that Zaha was complaining about a fair tackle.
But Palace fans believe that was the MOTD pushing a narrative.
Instead, many Palace fans believe Zaha was talking to the linesman about Wan-Bissaka.
Of course, the fear for Palace fans is that Zaha will be dogged for being a ‘diver’, which will mean decisions go against him and the team.
1) Zaha ends up on the floor after a great tackle by a Newcastle player.
2) Newcastle fan throws a bottle at AWB.
3) Zaha complains to the linesman about the bottle being thrown.
4) Newcastle fans and @BBCMOTD go nuts about Zaha ‘diving and moaning’.
The propaganda continues. pic.twitter.com/gvpbejVqFO
— The Palace Addiction (@PalaceAddict) September 23, 2018
Exactly what I thought. Wilf was not complaining about any perceived injustice. Really is an agenda. Sorry if that offends anyone.
— rickerz (@rickerz61) September 23, 2018
BBC editing deliberately designed to imply Zaha was moaning about the tackle – not that they have a pre-conceived editorial agenda here at all! Poor research and shabby decision by the editor and producer. Shameful.
— Julian Chenery (@julianchenery) September 23, 2018