Loads of Everton fans have been slamming Jordan Pickford after he was very lucky not to get himself sent off in the Merseyside derby versus Liverpool.
As shown in a tweet from BT Sport, the England international put in a rather dangerous tackle against Virgil Van Dijk, which forced the central defender to go off early on in the game with an injury.
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The pictures shown in the tweet make it pretty clear that Pickford’s challenge was indeed dangerous, but VAR did not suggest to Michael Oliver to act upon it, as the Netherlands international had been offside in the build-up.
Jurgen Klopp’s team were already 1-0 up at Goodison Park at this stage thanks to a goal from Sadio Mane after a cross from Andy Robertson, and if VAR turned the other way, the goalkeeper could have got himself sent off and cost Carlo Ancelotti’s side a penalty kick against them, which would have put the Toffees in a huge hole.
Everton fan reaction to Pickford incident
These EFC supporters slammed the 26-year old on Twitter after watching the incident, with one fan even branding him as an ’embarrassment’:
I keep saying it and will remain with the statement that Pickford isn’t good enough time after time he does stupid errors that was a penalty/red all day but offside saved Pickford… embarrassing #MerseysideDerby #Everton
— Caleb Bates (@caleb_bates1710) October 17, 2020
swap pickford with olsen now
— Evertonian (@LewisNEFC) October 17, 2020
— Sam Svilar (@sammich923) October 17, 2020
That near red may have mercifully ended the Pickford era
— T (@gonorth33) October 17, 2020
@Everton Please please get rid of a Pickford out of our club. He is an Embarrassment. Big Headed. USELESS. Get rid.
— Adrina M Price (@SingingDri) October 17, 2020
— Gon (@EFCGon) October 17, 2020
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