“225 lbs of pure Scouse male” – Fans simply appalled by treatment of Everton star

Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern are quite simply disgusted with Gareth Southgate’s treatment of midfielder Ross Barkley. 

The 23-year-old has been in fantastic form recently, notching up one goal and five assists in his last nine Premier League outings, and earned a call-up to Southgate’s most recent England squad.

But the 22-cap international was forced to watch from the bench as the Three Lions nearly held Germany to a scoreless draw in Dortmund and eked out a 2-0 win over Lithuania in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier at Wembley.

That means Barkley hasn’t played a single minute of the last seven England fixtures he’s been called up for, including during last summer’s European Championship in France.

The attacking midfielder is clearly quite miffed about the situation as well, ‘liking’ the above tweet from Squawka highlighting his lack of opportunities within the England set-up.

Safe to say, Everton fans in the Tavern and on Twitter just simply can’t get their heads around why Barkley is continually being overlooked in favour of the likes of Liverpool’s Adam Lallana and Tottenham’s Dele Alli.

Here’s a look at some of the best responses from Twitter…

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