Crystal Palace star Jason Puncheon blasts former boss, who could reportedly take legal action

Palace midfielder tweets in response to Warnock's radio comments following penalty miss against Tottenham.

Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon could be on the receiving end of legal action from Neil Warnock following a series of derogatory tweets this morning, according to the Guardian .

Puncheon, on loan from Southampton, missed a penalty for Palace in the 2-0 defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Had he scored it would have put the struggling South Londoners 1-0 up.

Warnock, who previously managed Puncheon while he was on loan at QPR in 2011, criticised his former player on TalkSport this morning.

The former Palace manager said: “There's no way I would've trusted him with a penalty. You've got to have somebody a little bit more cool, and he's not like that, Jason.

"He can whack a 35-yard free-kick in here and there but a penalty, with all the pressure on him at a place like White Hart Lane – not in a million years for me. I think a centre-half might've done a bit better."

Puncheon responded on Twitter by saying he was not prepared to accept Warnock’s comments, although he did not mind what fellow TalkSport guest Matt Le Tissier had to say. He tweeted:

His next tweets allegedly contained more serious claims, and he later deleted all of them except for the one which mentioned Le Tissier.

Warnock told the Guardian: “"I have been made aware of his comments. Regarding the first tweet, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I haven't got a problem with that.

"In his later tweets he's made comments that I know nothing about and if it's been suggested that I've done anything untoward I want to confirm that I most certainly have not.

"I notice that Jason has removed the tweets, but the matter has been addressed now with him directly on my behalf."

Puncheon has had a journeyman career to date, playing for seven clubs permanently and having loan spells on seven other occasions.

He has enjoyed success on loan at Blackpool in the Premier League, for Saints last season and more recently with Palace, who have been linked with a £1.2million permanent move for the midfielder in this transfer window.

The midfielder gained notoriety last January when he took a toilet break during the Premier League match between Southampton and Everton last January.

Warnock has been out of management since he was sacked by Leeds United in April.

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