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Crystal Palace fans react with fury after talkSPORT host says club should be punished over Abramovich banner

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FURIOUS Crystal Palace fans have hit out at radio host Adrian Durham, after he suggested the club should face action over their anti-Roman Abramovich banner.

TalkSPORT drivetime presenter Durham – who once provoked outrage for running a campaign to 'ban' Palace from being awarded penalties – attacked Eagles fans for their protest before Saturday's defeat to Chelsea.

A section of supporters from the Holmesdale Fanatics displayed a banner which read: 'Roman's dirty money is a disease that has plagued our game.'

In his column for the Daily Mail website, Durham wrote: "There is no way that banner should have been allowed into the ground. Palace should be charged, although leniency should be shown to the club because stewards took it down swiftly.

"There is an irony with all this moralising and sermonising among the Selhurst faithful.

"Crystal Palace is a club that has hit hard times in the past. So hard that they had to go into administration less than five years ago. Going into administration means they got away with not having to pay all their bills in full."

Palace fans on Twitter reacted angrily to the claim.

George Toner wrote: "I think @talkSPORTDrive is still a bit upset that we relegated Peterborough. Always had a problem with us, and always will. #cpfc"

David Fraser added: "What is it with Adrian Durham and his anti-palace agenda. #cpfc"

And Richard Harvey tweeted: "It looks like Durham is still bitter that his penalty campaign backfired & same season we relegated the posh."

Palace legend Mark Bright also defended his former club, pointing to the fans right to "freedom of speech" and suggesting the radio host "#pipedown"

Crystal Palace fans react with fury after talkSPORT host says club should be punished over Abramovich banner


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