Outcast Marange "disgusted" by his treatment at Crystal Palace
11:19am Monday 9th September 2013 in Sport
Unhappy Crystal Palace defender Florian Marange is set for showdown talks with the board after feeling "disgusted" at being left out of the 25-man Premier League squad.
The 27-year-old Frenchman, who signed from Bordeaux on a one-year deal, told the French newspaper L'Equipe that he only heard of his exclusion from the squad via a friend.
Not being in the 25 means Marange is only eligible to play in cup competitions, something he claims would have stopped him signing his deal had he known.
He said: "I am disgusted. If I had known about this rule, I would have had a clause in my contract. But my advisor did not tell me. And now I am told that it is almost all my fault.
"I haven't been introduced to the press. I've never had official photos taken and I am still waiting for my kit.
"I stayed for 15 days in the hotel before I moved and the leaders [of the club] told me that it was up to me to pay the bill."
He added: "This is a big mess", said Marange.
"It is true I have a proper contract, I earn a little more than at Bordeaux, but living in London is 10 times more expensive. And I came to play."
Marange is understood to be preparing for a make-or-break meeting with the Palace board.
He said: "I need to know whether I resign or I wait for the winter transfer window to find a club."
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