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Pape Souare.

What Crystal Palace fans did when Pape Souare gave his shirt to them after 4-1 loss

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It really hasn't been a good season for Crystal Palace so far.

The Eagles had hoped to change their footballing ethos with the appointment of Frank De Boer in the summer, but the Dutchman only last 10 weeks and 450 minutes of Premier League action.

Roy Hodgson has been tasked with saving the Eagles' season, but apart from a shock victory over Chelsea, the Palace fans haven't had much to cheer about at all.

In fact, their start to the season has gone down as the worst ever in the history books. They failed to pick up a single point or score a single goal in their first seven games - ouch.

It didn't get much better for Hodgson and his troops when they faced Bristol City in the Carabao Cup last night.

Palace suffered a 4-1 humiliation at the hands of the Championship side and its fair to say the fans were not happy after the final whistle.

However, things got even worse for left-back Pape Souare.

The 27-year-old attempted to give his shirt to the travelling fans after the defeat, but his nice gesture was thrown back in his face - literally - as the fans' fury took over. Take a look at the video below:

Hodgson said he could understand why the Palace fans were upset and he hopes his player doesn't take the incident too personally.

“That is a sad thing if that is the case,” said Hodgson about the incident with Souare.

“Our fans are very good and are a major weapon, so the last thing I am every going to do is say anything negative about them.

“They are really suffering at the moment. They were hoping to see a Palace team that flew out of the blocks and flew up the table and they are seeing a Palace team that is anchored to the bottom of the table and have just been knocked out of the League Cup by a Championship side. If they are showing signs of displeasure, I think they are entitled to that.

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“But I am sorry for Pape. Because he has had to work very hard to get back from a long-term injury and I am certain him throwing his shirt into the crowd was a positive gesture on his part. So I hope he does not take that too unkindly.”

Hard to see how he'd be buzzing with it, Roy. Still, the fans should appreciate the fact he actually took the time to go over to them when it looks like many did not.

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