CRYSTAL Palace fans have called on Steve Claridge to apologise to Julian Speroni, after he accused the keeper of feigning injury.
Claridge, on the BBC Final Score programme, suggested Speroni was trying to waste time, as he lay prone in his penalty area after what Neil Warnock branded an 'assault' by West Brom defender Craig Dawson.
And as it became clear the keeper was injured and would not be able to continue, Eagles fans on Twitter expressed their anger at a man once on Palace's books.
Howard Jenkins wrote: "@SteveClaridge Will you make an apology for your remarks about Speroni faking it, after you see the replay?"
Barbara Poole tweeted: "Shame on you for suggesting Julian Speroni was faking it. Palace aren't that kind of team."
And Patrick Stevens added: "You accused Speroni of cheating by feigning injury. Are you big enough to apologise for such a bad slur on an honourable man?"
Speroni had to be substituted after lengthy treatment following Dawson's elbow, which led to the Baggies first goal in Saturday's 2-2 draw at The Hawthorns.