Published On: Sat, Aug 20th, 2016

Benteke apologises after mistaking Crystal Palace for Burnley

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Crystal Palace‘s record signing Christian Benteke failed to make a good first impression with his new club, mistaking the Croydon side for newly promoted Burnley in his Twitter bio.

Benteke, who cost Palace a reported £27-million fee, quickly corrected the error and apologised on the social media service upon noticing the gaffe.


(Courtesy: The Telegraph)

However, he tried to avoid the blame and place it on whomever runs his Twitter account:

The reason for the mix-up is unclear. Burnley’s Turf Moor is a four-hour car ride away from Palace’s Selhurst Park, with neither side sharing anything except for their working-class backgrounds.

Benteke wasn’t part of Alan Pardew’s squad for the London derby against Tottenham, which finished 1-0 to Spurs thanks to a late goal from Victor Wanyama.

Regardless of Benteke’s blooper, Palace is in desperate need of his goal-scoring abilities. The Eagles have failed to hit the back of the net in two matches this season.

The 25-year-old Belgium international will look to revive his career after enduring a miserable year with Liverpool, where he registered just nine Premier League tallies.



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