‘Come on Stoke!’ - Twitter gaffe as Crystal Palace show support for victorious opponents

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Palace's social media team have been left blushing after this error on Twitter.

When the Premier League games begin to draw close on a Saturday afternoon, in this world of modern technology, football fans flood to social media to get the 411 on team news ahead of that fans respective clubs upcoming game.

I know, that through doing confirmed line-ups on the site, that it can be an attritional process - waiting for news whilst a flood of predicted line-ups clog your news feed, part of me wonders why people bother.

But for the fans of Crystal Palace today, the tweet confirming ‘their’ substitutes caused some discussion.

Palace went down 2-1 at The Britannia Stadium this afternoon, despite taking the lead via new signing Marouane Chamakh.

However, according to the official Palace account earlier in the day, this result would have pleased them.

Here it is courtesy of comedian and Palace fan Doc Brown:

Oh dear.

Obviously they have simply got copy and paste happy on the official feed, and did not suddenly become Potters fans in a moment of betrayal - as they have also listed the Stoke City subs for the game as their own.

Amusing yes, but if the clubs Twitter account can’t get behind them - then Palace have no chance.

image: © Howard Lake

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