Pic: Official Crystal Palace account tweets 'Come on Stoke'. Before their game against Stoke
That can't have gone down too well.
The official Twitter accounts of certain football clubs have come in for something of a bad rap lately.
The Manchester United account has been a target of ire from United fans since it was set up earlier this year, while one Bolton fan delivered a quite tremendous response to a tweet promoting Sky Sports from the club account only yesterday, insisting that they should be trying to get fans to go and see the game live for themselves instead.
The most unforgivable error of all came earlier today, however, when the official Crystal Palace Twitter account posted the names of the Stoke substitutes ahead of the sides’ meeting at the Britannia this afternoon, as after all the Stoke subs’ names had been listed, there was also another message sent out to the 56,000 or so people that follow the account on Twitter.
— Doc Brown (@docbrown88) August 24, 2013
It seems quite obvious that the person behind the Palace Twitter account copied and pasted it from their Stoke counterpart without giving it a read over and it has now since been deleted, but we imagine that they’ll be given a stern talking to by club officials at some stage.
They should keep the chin up, however, because they’re not the only one making mistakes regarding Palace today, isn’t that right Sky Sports?
Hat-tip to John O’Connor for his help with this one