Neil Warnock's reaction when cameras zoomed in on him before Cardiff 2-3 Crystal Palace

Neil Warnock

Cardiff City went into Saturday's match with Crystal Palace knowing that they needed all three points to keep any realistic hopes of survival alive.

Heading into the evening kick-off, the Welsh club knew that defeat would confirm their relegation and a draw would potentially leave them needing a ridiculously large goal swing with Brighton.

Brighton travel to Arsenal on Sunday and finish their campaign against champions Manchester City but Cardiff face a trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on the final day.

Cardiff were promoted last term after finishing second in the Championship and everyone associated with the club could've been forgiven for showing nerves before the Palace game.

However, one of those people was not Neil Warnock - the cameras zoomed in on the Cardiff manager moments before kick-off and he produced the most bizarre of reactions.

Warnock reacts to pre-match cameras

As if often the case in the build-up to league matches across Europe, the television cameras focused on the two managers: Warnock and Roy Hodgson.

Hodgson and Warnock all smiles

Coaches usually have their game-faces on when they know that all the spectators can see them but Warnock was having none of it and showcased what a unique personality he really is.

Once the 70-year-old spotted that the BT Sport camera was on him, he raised his eyebrows before walking directly towards the cameraman in funny fashion - check it out below:

Warnock, who's managed 14 clubs across 17 managerial spells, divides opinion and can be pretty controversial at times but he'll certainly be a loss to England's top-flight.

The Englishman showed no signs of a lack of confidence in the above clip, despite knowing that his side's Premier League dream could be over in just 90 minutes.

Warnock ahead of the huge game against Palace

However, a topsy-turvy first-half saw Martin Kelly's own goal cancel out Wilfried Zaha's opener, only for Michy Batshuayi to put the visitors back in front six minutes before the interval.

What do YOU make of Warnock's reaction to the cameras? Will YOU miss him in the Premier League if Cardiff get relegated? Drop YOUR thoughts in the comments box below!

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