Glenn Murray hailed the support from the fans of former club Crystal Palace after scoring against the Eagles for rivals Brighton and Hove Albion.
The 35-year-old striker – who received an ovation from the away end before kick off – netted the opening goal before going off injured at the Amex Stadium.
The Seagulls went on to win 3-1 with Luka Milivojevic scoring Palace’s goal from the penalty spot with 10 minutes remaining.
And Murray – who scored 47 goals in 127 appearances for the South Londoners – praised the support from the Eagles faithful.
He said: “Listen, Palace fans have always been great for me. They have always been good to me through good times, through bad times.
“I have nothing but good things to say about them.”