Liverpool FC news: Crystal Palace fan creates petition to ban Benteke after penalty decision

8 Mar

A Crystal Palace fan wants Christian Benteke banned and Liverpool docked points following the controversial end to their Premier League match.


The Reds won 2-1 thanks to a Benteke penalty, but the way he was awarded it has angered everyone invoved with Palace.

The striker went down in the area under pressure from Damien Delaney and won a spot-kick deep in stoppage time and opinion is split on whether the Liverpool man dived or was fouled.

And now at change.org, Eagles fan Adam Greeves has set up a petition calling for the FA to act:

“During the Premier League game on Sunday 6th March 2016 between Crystal Palace and Liverpool in the 94th minute Liverpool player Christian Benteke DIVED to con the refereeing officials to award Liverpool with a penalty which subsequently won them the game.

“According to the football association or “FA” diving or “simulation” is against the rules.

“We, fans of Crystal Palace, demand that the FA look into this decision and if found that Christian Benteke did simulate contact he should be banned for a number of games and Liverpool Football Club “LFC” to be fined 6 points at a minimum.

“We understand that the result of the game cannot be changed but the FA need to come down on this sort of behaviour.”

Is this a bit much? Should supporters just let it go?

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