Crystal Palace fans love what Andros Townsend has done to Brighton and Jordan Ayew’s gesture
There may be no football for Crystal Palace fans to cheer at the moment, but that has not stopped some of the Eagles’ players from being active on social media.
The Eagles, like the rest of the Premier League clubs, are not currently in action due to the suspension of all professional football in England due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Palace’s training ground closed last week as a precautionary measure, before the government issued further guidance this week urging people to stay at home to try and limit the spread of the virus.
The Eagles announced yesterday that in addition to the box office and club shop at Selhurst Park, Palace shops in Bromley and Croydon had also been closed to visitors until further notice.
But while there is not any football for Palace fans to watch, some supporters have enjoyed seeing the interaction of some players with supporters and rivals this week on social media.
Below, we take a look at the latest Palace news.
Townsend trolls Brighton
Fresh from competing for Palace against Reading in the Ultimate QuaranTeam tournament arranged by Leyton Orient amid the coronavirus outbreak, Andros Townsend was challenged by the Eagles’ arch-rivals Brighton on social media this week.
Brighton posted a challenge to Palace and Townsend on their official Twitter account, with the Seagulls suggesting a FIFA 20 match against striker Neal Maupay, who scored against the Eagles when the two sides met at Selhurst Park in December.
Responding to the tweet, which had suggested that a match up was what the fans wanted, Townsend said: “Thanks but our fans were already given exactly what they wanted,” referring to Palace’s 1-0 win last month.
Unsurprisingly, that has gone down well with Palace fans, as can be seen below.
Townsend is not the only player to have been active on social media this week though.
Jordan Ayew has also been responding to a tweet, but this time it was from a Palace fan, who posted a video of his son playing football in the garden while singing the Eagles’ star’s name.
Replying to the tweet, Ayew sent a message back, with a promise to send a shirt to the young fan.
He said: “Sign him up @CEO4TAG @CPFC. I’d like to send my friend Charlie a signed shirt when it’s safe to do it.
“Would he like that? Thank you for your support & stay safe.
And the Ghanaian’s message has also gone down well with supporters, with more than 1,300 liking his response.