The picture is maybe becoming a little clearer as to why Crystal Palace fans backed Alan Pardew for so long.
Despite being shown to be the worst of all 92 managers in the four divisions in 2016, Pardew still had significant support amongst the supporters at Selhurst Park.
This weekend has shown that the simple answer is that they aren’t very bright…
Middlesbrough were the visitors to South London at the weekend and the players awoke on Saturday morning to find that Crystal Palace fans had spray painted their team coach outside the hotel they were staying in.
In massive letters, Palace supporters had sprayed in red, blue and white ‘Crystal Palace FC’ onto the sides and rear of the coach.
It is estimated that the bill will be £40,000 to put the damage right.
Yes the Crystal Palace fans had really shown up those visiting smoggies.
Only problem being, it was actually Crystal Palace’s own team coach!
The Crystal Palace assistant groundsman, Dean Waters, was the one who confirmed the stupidity of his own club’s supporters.
With Middlesbrough having flown down for the game on Friday and Palace lending them their own coach for the weekend.
Waters posted a tweet condemning the vandals and highlighted their error.
“£40,000 worth of damage on our coach thinking it was the Boro coach. Nice one! #CPFC"
A Crystal Palace spokesman later confirmed the incident and that they had called in Police to look for the Crystal Palace fans responsible:
“The team bus was covered in graffiti with the words ‘Crystal Palace’ overnight on Friday ahead of the game on Saturday. Police have been informed."
(All contributions from Newcastle fans welcome, send articles (as well as ideas/suggestions) to [email protected])