Many Everton fans have been left fuming over an update on their Carabao Cup third round tie away at Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday night.
As per Phil Kirkbride, Kevin Friend is set to referee the game against the EFL Championship team next week.
Where will Everton finish in the Premier League?
7th - 10th
Incidentally, he has given more yellow cards to the Goodison Park faithful (57) than all but one other side in his career, and they have only won one of their last six games in which he has been in charge (Transfermarkt).
There has been some controversy between Friend and the Merseyside club in the past, and so it is not a surprise to see so many Toffees supporters against his appointment, as Rafa Benitez’s team will look to book their place in the fourth round of the competition with as little trouble as possible.
Everton fans on Friend news
These Blues fumed as the news of Friend’s appointment was shared on Twitter:
“Is there some agenda to give us the worst of the refs?”
“And they get worse”
“We are out we never win when he refs”
“God help us.”
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