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Everton display Martinez Out tweets on big screen by mistake

 

 

 
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It was a bad day for red face Everton officials on a day that started so well with a heart warming tribute to Hillsborough families.

Who ever controls the Goodison big screen might well be looking for another job after accidentally display 'Martinez Out' tweets during the game with Bournemouth

On top of that, a plane flew a protest banner against Everton manager Martinez above Goodison Park during the game as if the big screen wasn't enough.

Staff soon realised that the tweets had not been properly vetted and an image of the club badge was quickly placed on the big screen.

The apparent technical glitch was compounded during the game as the big screens inside the stadium showed footage of a plane flying above Goodison Park with the message: 'Time to go Roberto NSNO.'

The pressure on Martinez has intensified over the last fortnight following Everton's 4-0 loss against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby and an FA Cup semi-final defeat by Manchester United at Wembley.

The Toffees sit 11th in the table after their 2-1 win over Eddie Howe's side, with goals from Tom Cleverley and Leighton Baines giving them their first home league victory since February 3.

A section of Everton supporters remained in their seats following the final whistle in protest against MartinezA section of Everton supporters remained in their seats following the final whistle in protest against Martinez

Fans have grown frustrated by poor results - particularly at Goodison Park - and the performance of Martinez, who replaced David Moyes in the summer of 2013.

Martinez said after only the fifth home league win of the season that he accepts responsibi­lity for the club's di­sap­po­inting campaign - but he will continue to ignore the growing protests against his stay at the club.

As many as 100 fans remained behind the Gwladys Street goal for more than 90 minutes following the much-needed victory to express their discontent with 'Martinez Out' flags and chants.

Opposition to the Spaniard has grown after two defeats in what he himself described as a 'defining week' of his reign, but the former Wigan boss remains focused on his job despite increased speculation about his future after the club's board meeting on Friday.

'I am the manager of the football club and I am the one that takes the res­pon­sibi­lity. We are in the results business,' he said.

'Football is a game full of passion and emotions and I understand what comes when you have not won enough games.'

JB


 

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