Crystal Palace really hasn’t trusted the process this season, which has brought them directly into a major relegation scrap. They did however notch a huge victory over Middlesbrough at Selhurst Park on Saturday, which eased some of their fears (at least temporarily).
But that wasn’t going to stop some of the rowdier supporters from making a statement, although this statement went about as well as announcing that La La Land won best picture.
Some supporters spray painted “Crystal Palace FC” on a coach bus they believed to belong to Boro, only to find out later it belonged to their club. Hilariously enough, Palace still used the bus to heading to the game on Saturday afternoon to really enforce who the bus actually belonged to.
Palace fans vandalise what they think is the boro coach. But boro flew down and borrowed one of the palace coaches causing £40k of damage pic.twitter.com/SsXn6F6KoR
— Rich Cook (@Rickyc1234) February 26, 2017
Palace’s groundskeeper, Dean Waters, posted the first glimpse at the vandalized bus, saying this: “£40,000 worth of damage on our coach thinking it was the Boro coach. Nice one! #cpfc,” before flipping the “private” switch on his Twitter account.
“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,” a spokesman told the Sun Sport.
Crystal Palace’s entire 2016-17 campaign can be summarized in the pictures of a team bus vandalized by their own supporters.