Let's not forget though he got dogs abuse from a small section of fans before he decided to run his contract down for a move and then when he did - it was a large section of the fans and it was 100 times worse.
Some people acted terribly.
Don't think the abuse was as bad as your making out before we realised he was running his contract down mate, you will always get haters, all players have them. But when i have been the match, not a lot nowadays, there were groans if he lost the ball or misplaced a pass. You could hear it more because at times Goodison can be very quiet. But to be honest there where groans every time any player lost the ball, its life, also name me an Everton player with a better song than Barkley's. After we or most of us realised he was running down his contract,well correct the abuse probably did get worse, but he would really not have heard it that much as he wasn't playing, he was injured. He deleted his Twitter account as well and purposely had very little contact with Everton fans.
Now contrast that with the abuse Steven Gerrard got off Liverpool fans, shirt burning and leg breaking threats. Disgusting yes and i do not in any way wish anything like that on Ross, but at the same time I do not wish him well at his new club. Personally never agreed with booing players it does them or us no good at all, if We've played shite and lost, boo the team at the end if it floats your boat.