Oumar Niasse hasn’t started a game for Everton this season but he is very much still a Toffee and has a few months left to run on his contract.
The club will therefore be very disappointed to hear of his late-night activity recently, as the striker was caught driving during the lockdown one evening by police.
Not only that, but he had three other people in the car with him, and therefore showed a flagrant disregard for the measures put in place to protect public health and safety.
It was a careless act and one that could mean the 29-year-old is fined by the authorities, and perhaps by Everton too should they see it as an appropriate course of action to take.
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Many Evertonians are understandably angered by his actions, and many view them as crossing a boundary that means he should have his contract terminated – though his playing ability may be swaying that opinion somewhat.
Grounds for dismissal?
— Paul (@JustPaul85) March 27, 2020
Terminate his contract!!
— Sam Quayle (@QuayleSam) March 27, 2020
Or do better thing release him
— joe byrne (@Joe_B178) March 27, 2020
— Lee Booth (@leeabooth) March 27, 2020
Can’t wait for this waste of space to get out my club https://t.co/ZBchrhefZg
— Will (@WillNSNO) March 27, 2020
— ⚽ Danny Ashcroft ⚽ (@Danny_Ashcroft) March 27, 2020
Despite the rule-breaking, some feel sacking the player would be too severe a punishment, but do call for him to be fined by the club.
That ought to be the direction the Merseyside outfit take on this matter in order to set an example not just to their players, but their numerous fans also.
Failure to do so would create unnecessary risk and make it seem a little more acceptable to bend the rules to how people see fit, which would be a disastrous outcome in the current climate.
Fine him 2 weeks wages and help fellow blues in need @Everton
— Baxendale Executive Travel (@ExecJb) March 27, 2020
cant wait for this drain on club wages to go
— stephen smith (@JesterSmith1976) March 27, 2020
Meanwhile, one Everton player has caught the eye with his recent online activity…