A SEXED up cheerleading squad have been blamed for putting off their own team’s players.
After Crystal Palace FC switched to a “more provocative” style of cheerleading troupe, the squad has slumped to 21st in the Championship and are close to the relegation places.
This led to fans calling for The Crystals to hang up their pom poms and stop supporting the Eagles – as they put off the players.
But Sharon Lacey, marketing manager for Crystal Palace, said: “The girls are excellent and they’re passionate about what they do.
“They do it off their own bats and don’t earn a penny.”