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Zaha reveals post-penalty racial abuse

Wilfried Zaha (Getty Images)
Wilfried Zaha (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Wilfried Zaha was racially abuse and his family were threatened on social media in the aftermath of Crystal Palace's 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

Zaha won a late penalty after being fouled by Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka.

Palace’s Luka Milivojevic scored from the spot to earn Palace a draw and end Arsenal’s 11-game winning streak.

Xhaka told reporters after the game that it was a “clear penalty”, but that didn’t stop Zaha from being subjected to insults and threats online.

The abuse came to light after Zaha posted a reply to his abusers on social media.

“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,” the 25-year old wrote.

Zaha is likely to be back in action Wednesday night when Roy Hodgson’s side travel to Teeside to face Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

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