By Mike Parrott
Crystal Palace have made their own advertisement in retaliation to Sky Sports' way of promoting their upcoming game against Liverpool. The Sky advert is predominantly about Liverpool, even though they cannot win the Premier League tonight.
Liverpool host Crystal Palace tonight at Anfield with Liverpool hoping to inch themselves closer to their first ever Premier League title. After drawing in the Merseyside Derby, The red side of Merseyside still need two wins to secure the title.
However, Sky Sports have advertised it as a much more monumental event for Liverpool than they once thought.
In the Sky Sports advert for the game, the whole ad is veered towards the view of Liverpool fans, showing imagery of Liverpool's history while playing, "You'll Never Walk Alone". The only mention of Crystal Palace was at the end with only the image of Wilfried Zaha showing anything remotely close to Crystal Palace.
This didn't sit too well with Crystal Palace, who went on to create their own advert in retaliation.
The incredible advert by Palace completely copies and mocks the imagery comparing a top-half finish to Liverpool's season, while also calling the current top-placed team "another club". The sarcastic voice-over is the cherry-on-top of what was a perfect way of retaliation.
The Sky Sports advert did show the incredible bias towards Liverpool when they cant even win the Premier League title against Crystal Palace, albeit does inch them close to it. If anything, it's surprising Sky didn't bring up the last time Liverpool were close to a Premier League title and had to play Crystal Palace.
The night which has been come to known as 'Crystanbul' ever since was when Crystal Palace came back from 3-0 down with 10 minutes to go to drop Liverpool off the top spot and hand the title to Manchester City.
5 years ago today, Crystanbul, one of the greatest comebacks in premier league history. pic.twitter.com/LVaZv3DEUS- Ciaran (@CiaranCPFC) May 5, 2019
Crystal Palace have been Liverpool's bogey team for quite a while and after seeing that advert by Sky Sports, I assume the majority of Premier League fans hope it stays that way tonight.
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