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Wilfred Zaha says Manchester United, Liverpool FC fans call him ‘black monkey’

Wilfred Zaha have accused Manchester United and Liverpool FC fans of racially abusing him during the last Premier League season.

football Updated: Jul 23, 2017 10:57 IST
Reuters, London
Wilfred Zaha,Manchester United,Liverpool FC
Wilfred Zaha joined Crystal Palace after spending two seasons at Manchester United.(REUTERS)

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has accused Manchester United and Liverpool fans of calling him a “black monkey” on social media.

“If Man United and Liverpool fans feel better by calling me a black monkey in my messages .. feel free to carry on if it makes your day better,” the former Manchester United player posted on Instagram after his team’s 2-0 win over West Brom in the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong on Saturday.


A post shared by Wilfried Dazet Armel Zaha (@longlivezaha) on

Palace manager Frank de Boer had earlier said the 24-year-old Ivory Coast international needed greater protection from referees after he received rough treatment during Saturday’s match.

First Published: Jul 23, 2017 10:57 IST