MOTD accused of pushing a Wilfried Zaha narrative vs Newcastle

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.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka hit by a bottle vs Newcastle (1)

Aaron Wan-Bissaka hit by a bottle vs Newcastle (2)

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.

Newcastle tackle vs Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha talks to the linesman

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.

Also see: Jamie Carragher: Rafa Benitez must leave Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez to review Newcastle position in January.

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