Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin denied reports that he was sent away from training on Saturday on his official Twitter account on Monday, and Toffees fans have been quick to have their say on his comments.
— Morgan Schneiderlin (@SchneiderlinMo4) November 6, 2017
Sky Sports had reported on Sunday that both the Frenchman and teammate Kevin Mirallas had been banished from training by caretaker manager David Unsworth after Duncan Ferguson questioned their effort levels, but the 27-year-old has denied the story.
It has certainly been a bad few days for the former Southampton and Manchester United man after he was sent off in the 3-0 defeat against Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday night, and there seems to be more to the rumour considering both Schneiderlin and Mirallas were left out of the squad for the win against Watford at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Everton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on their star’s statement, and while one simply said “actions speak louder than words”, another says he has shown “no commitment at all”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
We've all watched you this season & seen that second booking you got in Lyon, y'know, Morgan? Actions speak louder than words & all that…
— Everton Musings (@EvertonMusings) November 6, 2017
Don’t believe that Morgan Schneiderlin statement personally. Regardless, he needs to work harder. He’s been poor so far this season.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) November 6, 2017
If your serious you need to speak to former players and staff and look at the history of Everton FC and understand the passion & determination & effort of the club & it's players,if you then can't respect it or get on board your best leaving, our fans are true football fans.#EFC
— Chris Christianson (@CrisCristianson) November 6, 2017
— evertonfcpics (@GoodisonPics) November 6, 2017
Can tell that's written by an agent, playing things down. We've seen your recent performances & the lack of effort. No commitment at all ??
— ?Jags6 ⚽️ EFC ? (@BlueSarah1878) November 6, 2017
Stop sulking half arsed around the pitch then lad
— Louis Crawford (@LouisCrawford10) November 6, 2017
Screwed up there havent you. When the club needs experienced players on board you throw it back in their faces….80k a week as….pfft
— Nick Gartland (@nickgartland) November 6, 2017
If Paul Joyce reported it then you're fighting a losing battle here Morgan. Just get back to the player you was last season
— Michael Reichardt (@reichardt5) November 6, 2017
Morgan we expect more at our club, you represent all of us. Turn up, work hard, show respect nothing less.
— Andrew Duffy (@AndyDuffy1977) November 6, 2017