Belfast Telegraph

Watford won't be punished over mascot taunting Palace ace Zaha

By Jack Pitt-Brooke

Watford will face no charges over Harry the Hornet's goading of Wilfried Zaha in the aftermath of their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road.

Palace manager Sam Allardyce was furious, saying that the mascot was "out of order" to dive in front of Zaha after the Boxing Day game.

Zaha had failed to win a penalty after going down in the vicinity of Miguel Britos in the final minutes.

After the final whistle, the Watford mascot (below) was walking across the turf when he threw himself to the ground and, if his gesture wasn't clear enough, he then got up and pointed at Zaha.

Allardyce implied that there may be action taken against Watford because of Harry the Hornet's provocative behaviour.

"The Premier League and FA can look at that and do what they want to do," said Allardyce.

However, it is understood that the FA will not charge Watford for Harry the Hornet's behaviour.

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