Palace provide Zaha assist after loss of life threats however won’t pursue matter additional – Eire

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Crystal Palace have decided not to pursue the matter of racist abuse and threats that Wilfried Zaha and his family have suffered, Press Association Sport understands.

Palace have offered their support to Zaha after the Ivory Coast international revealed he was targeted following the 2-2 Premier League draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

But it is understood that Palace will not be taking the matter any further.

Zaha won a late penalty at Selhurst Park when he was caught by Gunners defender Granit Xhaka, with Luka Milivojevic converting the resulting spot-kick to earn the Eagles a point.

Xhaka said in a post-match television interview he thought the incident had been a “clear penalty”.

Nevertheless, Zaha again found himself in the spotlight, with accusations he had gone to ground and after a delayed reaction.

Zaha took to social media to stand up for himself following the match, and subsequently revealed in a post on his Instragram story on Tuesday that the abuse had escalated.

The Palace winger wrote: “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.”

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