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Brighton rocked by ‘Poodunnit?’ scandal as Vicente savages Poyet

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Gus Poyet has urged his players to maintain normal behaviour patterns this week

Gus Poyet has urged his players to maintain normal behaviour patterns this week

Brighton manager Gus Poyet wrote a furious email to all members of staff after somebody took a poo in the Crystal Palace dressing room before their Championship play-off semi-final second-leg at the Amex Stadium.

Poyet, who was suspended by the club earlier this week for allegedly telling the players he intended to leave the club, said the action "could endanger our good reputation".

The email, obtained by the Sun, is not believed to have anything to do with the Uruguayan's suspension but the club have confirmed they are investigating the incident.

Poyet wrote: "When Crystal Palace players and staff arrived to the Amex and went into their dressing room, they found themselves in a very uncomfortable situation.

"For some reason, someone had access to the away dressing room and done something terrible, trying to upset everyone related to Palace. To say it in clear English, someone had a 'poo' all outside the toilets, over and around the toilets."

According to the Sun, police are going to be called in to investigate what the paper has dubbed a 'Poodunnit?'

Brighton ended up losing the match 2-0 and missed out on the chance to move on to Wembley and play for a place in the Premier League.

Poyet was also furious that the club gave out 28,000 paper clappers to fans without asking him for permission which he said added to the "negative vibes" in the stadium.

"Would someone like to admit it was their idea to hand out stupid pieces of noise-making paper?" he wrote.

"I am not for one minute blaming the result on this, but it added only negative vibes to the proceedings.

"Whoever you are, you let the club down very badly."

Meanwhile, the club's departing Spanish star Vicente has blasted Poyet by calling him "the worst person I've come across in football."

The 31-year-old told the Argus: "For me he is a selfish person, very egocentric. I say that because it’s how I feel.

"I won’t talk badly about my team-mates, because they have been fantastic with me. What I think is unacceptable is that the manager makes fun of his players. I’ve seen things here that I have never seen in my career. If you miss with a shot in training, he makes fun. For me, that is unacceptable in football."

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