Young England player could face disciplinary action.
The Football Association has announced that Manchester United attacker Wilfried Zaha has been charged with improper conduct over allegations that he made an obscene gesture to Leeds United fans while out on loan at Crystal Palace.
Zaha joined United from Palace in the January transfer window for an initial fee of £10 million ($14.9 million, 11.4 million euros) but was promptly loaned back to the Championship club.
The 20-year-old appeared to make an offensive gesture towards Leeds’ fans after being barracked during Palace’s 2-2 draw against the Yorkshire club at the weekend.
He later apologised for his behaviour on Twitter, writing: “I…wanted to apologise for the gesture I did towards the Leeds fans in yesterday’s game. Very unprofessional from me.”
Palace manager Ian Holloway has also been charged by the FA over allegations of misconduct towards the match officials during the same game.
Both Zaha and Holloway have until 1600GMT on Friday to respond to the charges.