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Crystal Palace Fan Starts Petition to Ban Benteke After Controversial Penalty

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06:  The knee of Damien Delaney of Crystal Palace catches the foot of Christian Benteke of Liverpool and a penalty is given during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on March 6, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images)
Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images
Tom WebbUK Staff WriterMarch 7, 2016

One Crystal Palace fan is seriously upset with Christian Benteke.

The Liverpool striker was accused of diving after winning and converting the decisive late penalty in the Reds' 2-1 win at Selhurst Park on Sunday.

That's prompted one Palace supporter to start an online petition asking the Football Association to ban Benteke and fine Liverpool six points. 

Crystal Palace fan creates petition to get Liverpool striker Christian Benteke banned

— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) March 7, 2016

"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," wrote Adam Greeves on

You can view (and even sign if you so wish) the petition here. Don't get your hopes up, though.

[Twitter, h/t 101 Great Goals]

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