Wilfried Zaha receives extra ban from English FA

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Crystal Palace’s main man Wilfried Zaha could still be available to face West Ham United on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via NBCSports.com) despite picking up an extra one-game ban.

Zaha, 26, was suspended for Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Fulham at the weekend after being shown two yellow cards in quick succession late in the Eagles’ 1-1 draw at Southampton on Jan. 30.

The Ivory Coast international was booked for reacting angrily to an exchange with James Ward-Prowse, and he then sarcastically applauded referee Andre Marriner so was shown a second yellow card and sent off.

Zaha then continued to applaud the referee and hurl abuse at Marriner after being sent off.

In the statement released by the FA the governing body stated that the extra one-game ban is “not currently effective whilst the player considers his right of appeal.”

Here’s more from the FA:

“Wilfried Zaha has been suspended for one match following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing yesterday [06 February 2019]. He was also fined £10,000. The suspension is not currently effective whilst the player considers his right of appeal. The Crystal Palace forward accepted a charge of improper conduct, which followed his behaviour after a second-half dismissal during the game against Southampton on 30 January 2019.”