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Everton: Fans question Rafa Benitez comments on Richarlison

Everton: Fans question Rafa Benitez comments on Richarlison -Everton

Many Everton fans have questioned Rafael Benitez’s comments regarding an injury suffered by Richarlison following the Toffees’ recent defeat to Crystal Palace.

The Merseysiders suffered an emphatic 3-1 defeat on Sunday following a poor performance at Selhurst Park. Captain Séamus Coleman was criticised by BBC pundit Garth Crooks over an error which ultimately led to a stunning last-minute goal from Conor Gallagher.

At the other end of the field, Everton failed to create many chances in the final third, as lone striker Richarlison did not register a single shot whilst he was on the pitch. The Brazilian was subsequently subbed off in the 58th minute and did not withhold his displeasure over the decision.

However, Benitez’s post-match comments regarding the substitution have caused some controversy amongst Toffees fans.

Fans question Benitez’s comments

Everton’s official Twitter channel shared a quote from Benitez’s post-match comments, where he said: “Allan has a little problem with his adductor. It is the same case for Richarlison, who had a calf problem.”

However, lots of Toffees fans have flocked to the replies to question the truth behind the manager’s statement, which many believed to be a lie.

Here’s a selection of responses from disgruntled supporters to the under-fire Spaniard:

“Richarlison clearly questioned why he was brought off, what player does that if they know they’re injured? Allan and Digne have stood up to Rafa and he doesn’t like it. Why the players don’t ignore his instructions and play the way they need to is beyond me.”

Credit: @howiseeit4


Credit: @SanFran_Bielski

“Why did Richy shake his head then when his number went up on the board”

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“Don’t lie to us, have the conviction to stand by your decision. Maybe even give the fans some credit and explain why you thought that was the best thing to do.”

Credit: @Nicko1878

“Ok, saying that was the problem. Which it isn’t. Don’t they normally start treating an injury immediately, to ensure it doesn’t get any worse rather than let him just sit on the bench? Now, I’m neither a medic or a detective but even I’m smelling…”

Credit: @Dayvid72

“Judging by Richarlison’s reaction on the pitch with the whole world watching I’m going to hazard a guess and say that Benitez is telling lies. AGAIN”

Credit: @FCBanter2

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