Crystal Palace fans found guilty of coin-throwing will be banned

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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini was hit by a coin when celebrating his side's goal during a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace have promised to ban indefinitely any fans found guilty of throwing missiles at recent home matches.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini was hit by a coin when celebrating his side's goal during a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park on 11 February.

United boss John Carver said the Argentinean "could have been blinded".

An object was also thrown from the crowd during Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool in the FA Cup fifth round.

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Fabricio Coloccini pointed towards the coin that struck him

"We take a zero tolerance approach to this sort of behaviour and, if the perpetrators are identified, they will be banned indefinitely from the stadium," said a statement on the club's official website.

"If they are season ticket holders their cards will be made void without a refund.

"The stupid behaviour of a few supporters risks creating a negative image of our club and we would appreciate the help of Palace fans in identifying the culprits, who are not welcome at Selhurst Park."

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