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Zaha and Harry the Hornet: peace breaks out

Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha was mocked for diving by Watford mascot Harry the Hornet after yesterday's 1-1 draw, but the forward appeared to make peace on Twitter.

Zaha tweets to Harry the Hornet...

There was a furore at the end of Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw against Watford on Boxing Day as Harry the Hornet, Watford's bright yellow and black mascot, dived in mocking imitation of Palace striker Wilfried Zaha, who then had to be restrained. Sam Allardyce then lashed out at the mascot after the game. 

Harry the Hornet mocks Zaha
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Harry the Hornet mocks ZahaRichard HeathcoteGetty Images

Zaha and Harry the Hornet: at peace on Twitter

But a day later and it looks like bridges have been built, fences mended and hatchets buried, with an outbreak of peace in dive-gate. Zaha turned to Twitter to rate Harry the Hornet's dive...

With the buzzing mascot replying in turn (though notably scoring Zaha a lowly 7, compared to the scores he'd been awarded by the striker). 

Harry the Hornet praised on Twitter

Meanwhile Harry has been soaking up the love on social media from around the world. 


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