Plenty of Everton fans have been slamming the Daily Mail as they compared Edouard Mendy’s challenge on Ashley Barnes to Jordan Pickford’s challenge on Virgil Van Dijk.
As per the news outlet, the Chelsea goalkeeper went unpunished for a rather rash challenge on the Burnley striker inside the first few minutes of the game, which Frank Lampard’s team eventually won 3-0 thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech, Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner.
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Nonetheless, the challenge by Mendy was compared to that of Pickford’s on Van Dijk in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool a couple of weeks ago.
The England international has been heavily criticised for the tackle ever since the match finished, and now it seems as if several members of the Goodison Park faithful have had enough.
Everton fan reaction to Pickford comparison
These EFC supporters slammed the comparison of Mendy’s challenge to Pickford’s on Twitter, with one Toffee even claiming that it is ‘pathetic’:
Pickford like challenge. A disgrace
— Robo Coppell (@CoppellRob) October 31, 2020
Disgusting headline. Adding to the abuse he and he’s family has been getting. Pathetic.
— Muriel (@MurielBaguett) October 31, 2020
So Pickford has his own ‘Challenge’ now 🤦🏽♂️
— peter (@toffeepete76) October 31, 2020
Day 14…..and still the media agenda goes on.
— Richard (@lazyrichie) October 31, 2020
Yeah keep bringing up the pickford incident, its not like he’s had to employ bodyguards due to the online abuse he’s already had after this media witch-hunt!
— Paul (@JustPaul85) October 31, 2020
Will they ever get over it?
— Jagsmol (@lynnepark_lynne) October 31, 2020
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