Wilfried Zaha charged by FA but Rio Ferdinand escapes action

by jonnyescott

Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha has been charged by the FA after he gave a middle fingered salute to the Leeds fans in Crystal Palace’s 2-2 draw with the Yorkshire outfit at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Zaha’s current manager Ian Holloway has also being charged.

United signed Zaha in January but loaned him straight back to his previous club Crystal Palace where he has been their standout player so far this season along with United fan and the Championship’s leading goalscorer Glenn Murray.

Zaha was pictured giving Leeds’s travelling away support the middle finger, which hasn’t by any means impressed the FA but has no doubt impressed the Manchester United hardcore.

Although, the England international was quick to put things right as he made a public apology to the Leeds fans on his Twitter profile yesterday.

‘On that note I also wanted to apologise for the gesture I did towards the Leeds fans in yesterday’s game. Very unprofessional from me’ Zaha tweeted.

Both Holloway and Zaha now have until 4pm on Friday 15th March to respond to their charges.

Meanwhile, United centre back Rio Ferdinand has escaped an FA charge after an off the ball incident in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea. Ferdinand was spotted by TV cameras as he seemingly kicked Chelsea’s Fernando Torres whilst he was on the floor. The FA however did not see it as violent conduct so Ferdinand is, as expected, available to face managerless Reading on Saturday.

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