IAN Holloway has thanked whoever left excrement in Crystal Palace’s dressing room prior to their play-off semi-final at Brighton for giving him the easiest team talk of his career.
The Eagles were greeted by the disgusting deposit when they arrived at the Amex Stadium for last Monday’s second leg.
Holloway’s side were big underdogs – but two Wilfried Zaha goals secured a 2-0 win and a Wembley final against Watford.
Eagles boss Holloway said: “I have to thank that person for doing me the biggest favour.
“I didn’t have to gee the players up at all, in fact I had to calm them down. I’ve never seen a look like that on Wilf’s face.
“So how stupid is that person? He got Palace to play like that.
“It never ceases to amaze me, how low will some people go?”
Brighton have formally apologised to Palace and launched an internal investigation over the incident.