According to reports on Sky Sports, Everton duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Kevin Mirallas were banished from training on Saturday by David Unsworth and Duncan Ferguson because of a lack of effort, and Toffees fans are not impressed.
Sky Sports says that the duo were told to leave training by the Merseyside outfit’s caretaker manager, and they were both subsequently left out of the squad to face Watford at Goodison Park on Sunday with their long-term futures now surely in doubt.
It compounded a bad few days – and season – for Schneiderlin, who was sent off in the 3-0 defeat against Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday night, while Mirallas had started Unsworth’s first two games at the helm after being almost frozen out completely by predecessor Ronald Koeman this term.
Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the actions of the duo via social media, and while one said it was “hugely disappointing”, another went a little further and described their behaviour as “shameful”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Problem is they think they are a higher level than us when in reality mirallas is a flash in the pan and Morgan had one good year at saints
— DaleEFC (@DaleEFC) November 6, 2017
They need booting out of our club at the earliest possible convenience to us
— David Hughes (@daveblueallover) November 6, 2017
Binbag the pair of them
— Jacko (@BennyJacko) November 6, 2017
Serve them right. Idiots.
— Dreadful&Alienated (@kankurette) November 6, 2017
Lack of effort is what we have seen for large parts of this disastrous season,maybe this stems from a small group of players.Freeze them out
— ED KIERNAN (@EdEFC74) November 6, 2017
@JordConnor About time they need telling
— Mark (@markhanson123) November 6, 2017
GOOD LAD RHINO 🦏!!!!
He knows that no ones bigger than our club. https://t.co/VAWDZdY1AV
— Simon Pegg (@Simonpeggi) November 6, 2017
Sky Sports reporting Mirallas & Schneiderlin sent home from training after lack of effort. Would get rid of them both if we could replace.
— – (@Evertxn) November 6, 2017
Good on Unsworth for telling Mirallas and Schneiderlin to leave training. Not prepared to put the effort in? No point in being here then.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) November 5, 2017
For Schneiderlin especially, this is a bad look. Frenchman was quite possibly Everton’s worst player at Lyon. Now this? Shameful.
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) November 5, 2017
This is so hugely disappointing.
— Will (@polarisms) November 6, 2017
Mirallas & Schneiderlin sum up exactly what is wrong with some modern day footballers
All about the money#EFC
— Brother Smith (@brothersmith76) November 6, 2017