CRYSTAL PALACE fans ripped into ‘salty’ Frank Lampard after his Everton side were thrashed by the Eagles.
The Toffees were demolished yesterday at Selhurst Park as Patrick Vieira’s team booked a place at Wembley in the FA Cup semi final.
Crystal Palace fans have slammed Frank Lampard for his post-match commentsCredit: Getty
Goals from Marc Guehi and Jean-Philippe Mateta gave them a two-goal advantage at the break.
And then Wilfried Zaha and Will Hughes secured the resounding 4-0 win after half time.
A clip of the Everton manager’s post-match interview has now gone viral on social media amongst Palace supporters.
Lampard says: “It’s the quarter final of a cup and we started really well.
“We conceded a goal from a corner then allow another average goal, a fluke goal and another average goal.”
And his comments have caused a fierce backlash from the Palace faithful.
One Palace fan tweeted: “And some of our fans wanted Salty Frank Lampard!”
A fellow supporter agreed, writing: “Sooo salty Lampard.”
While another said: “Why’s Lampard so f***ing salty. Get over it, we battered you and you were s***!”
As a fellow Eagle commented: “Wipe your eyes.”
In the full interview, Lampard did lay into his flops by saying: “There is only so much you can keep trying to butter someone up to get confidence.
“You’re playing at the cut-throat end of football; this is the FA Cup quarter-finals. If you haven’t got the confidence to play, you can flip it and say: ‘Have you got the b***ocks to play?’ Apologies but that’s the football term.
“We didn’t play that badly today, Palace didn’t play that well. It was a lack of confidence, and a lack of what I just said. It wasn’t tactics. Palace couldn’t get out of their half in the first 20 minutes.”
Everton remain deep in trouble in the Premier League relegation scrap.
But any hopes of some much-needed cheer in the FA Cup were extinguished on Sunday.
The Blues last reached the semi-final of the competition in 2016 and have not won a major trophy since their victory in the final in 1995.