Everton’s Brazilian forward Richarlison has come in for some bizarre criticism from across Stanley Park – and therefore in the media – for daring to celebrate a goal in the League Cup on Wednesday evening.
Richarlison headed home to give Everton a late two-goal cushion against Lincoln City and progress into the Third Round of the competition, and the young Brazilian forward celebrated enthusiastically.
How very dare he.
How very dare a young forward, struggling infront of goal before Wednesday, celebrate scoring a goal?
How dare he celebrate by taking his shirt off and showing it to the travelling Everton fans – the way he has done several times before?
Who does he think he is?
That’s the message from across Stanley Park – and from Norway, of course – that has filtered into the media who report on every fart at Anfield these days.
Not that they care, you understand.
Liverpool fans go to great lengths to show that they don’t care about Everton.
By watching them on Sky Sports and tweeting about them before, during and after the match, mostly.
Those tricky reds are an increasingly disturbing fan base who seem obsessed by almost every club but their own. And they’re proud of it.
They stalk opposition players’ social media feeds, invented Flight Radar – several years after other clubs’ fans used it, and claim chants as their own despite them not even being the second club to use them.
They are a special breed, they say. And they’re right.
Keep showing them your shirt Richarlison, because you’re Brazilian, and we think you’re flipping brilliant.