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Zaha reveals racist abuse after Arsenal penalty row

  • News Desk

    Agence France-Presse

London, United Kingdom   /   Wed, October 31, 2018   /   09:09 am
Zaha reveals racist abuse after Arsenal penalty row Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny (left) vies with Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park in south London on December 28, 2017. Ben STANSALL / AFP (AFP/Ben Stansall)

Wilfried Zaha claims he suffered racist abuse and threats to his family after he won a controversial penalty in Crystal Palace's 2-2 draw against Arsenal.

Palace forward Zaha was clipped by Granit Xhaka in the closing minutes of Sunday's Premier League clash, with Luka Milivojevic converting the spot-kick to end Arsenal's 11-match winning run.

Following the match, Arsenal defender Xhaka said he thought the incident had been a "clear penalty".

But Ivory Coast international Zaha once again found himself accused of diving by fans on the internet, following several previous high-profile claims that he was guilty of simulation.

Zaha took to social media to defend himself, but subsequently revealed in a post on Instagram on Tuesday that the abuse had escalated.

"For all the people taking it one step further and being racist and wishing death on my family I wish you and your families the best too x p.s my life is still very good despite your hate," Zaha wrote.