Wilfried Zaha in stand-off with Brighton fan after he was abused ahead of Crystal Palace clash

WILFRIED ZAHA was involved in an ugly confrontation with a Brighton fan before he has even kicked a ball for Crystal Palace.

The winger will be desperate to impress for the Eagles in the M23 derby and help move his side away from danger in the Premier League.

Wilfried Zaha in stand-off with Brighton fan after he was abused ahead of Crystal Palace clashRex Features2 This was the moment a Brighton fan went to shake Wilfried Zaha's hand, before pulling it away and delivering a torrent of abuse

And as the jet-heeled wideman was heading down the tunnel before kick-off tonight, a Brighton fan leant over and offered him his hand.

But that was soon withdrawn, and the home supporter proceeded to deliver a torrent of abuse at the Ivory Coast international.

Zaha managed to keep his cool, and just delivered an icy stare, before the man was moved away by security at the Amex Stadium.

Palace head to the south coast to take on Brighton as they look to continue where they left off at the weekend.

Wilfried Zaha in stand-off with Brighton fan after he was abused ahead of Crystal Palace clashReuters2 The stage is set – and the police are out in force, for the M23 derby between Brighton and Crystal Palace

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