Seamus Coleman visibly distraught as Everton supporters take frustrations out on team
"Arms folded, abuse thrown! They are having their say!"
Seamus Coleman was visibly distraught, at full-time in the Vitality Stadium, as Everton supporters hurled abuse, and some jerseys, at he and his beaten teammates.
The Everton captain was one of a few Toffees that tried to talk down incensed fans in the ground's 'away' section after their latest league defeat.
Goals from Marcus Tavernier, Kieffer Moore and Jaidon Anthony saw the Cherries climb away from the relegation zone and up to 13th, while their win sees Everton just one point, and place ahead of 18th place Nottingham Forest.
As the game finished 3-0, Everton players went to applaud their supporters for making the long journey down from Merseyside to the South Coast, but were met only with cat-calls and claims many were not fit to wear the jersey. A few fans went so far as to take their own replica jerseys off and throw them at the players.
Seamus Coleman and Jordan Pickford both passed by security, and 'away' stewards to try and talk down fans. Coleman looked crestfallen, at times, and, at one stage, argued with a steward that would not let him get closer to the fans.
With manager Frank Lampard in the midst of his players, and urging calm from the Everton faithful, Pickford's ears pricked up at one comment and he went back towards the away section. Over on Sky Sports, Jeff Stelling reported:
"Shirts are being flung towards the players, onto the pitch. These are very unsavoury scenes, as far as Everton are concerned."
Lampard looked as if he wanted to deescalate the scene, as he herded his players away and, again, raised an apologetic hand towards the grouping of Everton fans. Coleman and Idrissa Gueye lingered on, until Lampard went back to get them, too.
Everton fans are NOT happy 😳 pic.twitter.com/3nYqP35WMd
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 12, 2022
Frank Lampard shares out blame for defeat
"They were sharper than us, more aggressive," Frank Lampard said of Bournemouth, post-match.
"That’s the responsibility of the players…and mine. I can’t run on the pitch but I can talk to them but they have to show the action on the pitch."
As for Bournemouth, there had been speculation, heading into the game, that the club could approach Marcelo Beilsa to be the permanent manager.
"I am not sure," Cherries interim boss, Gary O'Neil told the BBC, "I have not put any thoughts into my future.
"That will take care of itself, I am in control of my own future and how hard you work will stand you in good stead. I don't want to talk about myself after that performance from the lads."
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