Funes Mori apologises for Origi incident

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Ramiro Funes Mori has issued a public apology to Divock Origi and his Everton team-mates for the circumstances surrounding his dismissal from last night's Merseyside derby.

The Argentine says he never set out to harm the Liverpool striker with the tackle that ended with him landing heavily on the Liverpool striker's ankle, forcing him to be stretchered from field earning Funes Mori a straight red card.

It meant that the Roberto Martinez's team had to play almost all of the second half with 10 men while the defender's suspension from Saturday's FA Cup semi-final hands the manager a selection crisis in central defence with Phil Jagielka out injured.

Martinez said after the 4-0 defeat that Funes Mori's central defensive partner, John Stones, will be assessed today after coming off with an hour gone complaining of stomach cramps.

"I very much regret what happened yesterday," Funes Mori's statement said. "It was never my intention to harm a rival nor my colleagues [by] leaving the field.

"And regarding Divock Origi, I fervently hope it's nothing serious and know that was never my intention to hurt. I ask my apologies (sic) for what happened."  


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Geoff Williams
1 Posted 21/04/2016 at 16:44:39
As bad as the tackle was it didn't compare to some of Steven Gérard 's in the past.
Anthony Dwyer
2 Posted 21/04/2016 at 16:45:11
Fuck Origi, and his shit house following at the red shite.

All that I've heard from them lot all day is how much of an animal Mori is, unbelievable.

They still laud over Suarez now, taking on his every goal at Barca like it's a personal achievement of each one of them kopites.

They bang on like it's the worst they've seen, well news flash, there hero captain Gerrard done much much worse on Campbell, Suarez does worse most weeks and so do many players.

I say well done Mori, kick him harder next time the big girls blouse.

Alan Bodell
3 Posted 21/04/2016 at 16:46:33
Nasty tackle that has probably fucked up the rest of whatever we have to play for this season, oh well when Bobby Brown shoes finally gets the push (most greedy useless bastards never do the honest thing), then we can regroup under someone who maybe knows how to manage a team of quality.
James Stewart
4 Posted 21/04/2016 at 16:50:45
Idiot, only word for him.
Adam Wareing
5 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:01:31
Sorry, Anthony Dwyer and Geoff Williams, but you're both bang out of order. Mori's challenge was a disgrace and can't be defended at all. I don't care what anyone else has done - it's people who wear our shirt that matter and he could have ended the lad's season or worse.
Peter Roberts
6 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:17:05
You see I don't have an issue with it being a red card - it was a red card and he has apologised.

What I do have an issue with is that over the years we have seen some horrific challenges - Kuyt on good old Phil Neville who got up straight away, Suarez who stamped on Mirallas and injured him plus numerous others..... the ref and his linesman couldn't wait to get this one right...

Peter Gorman
7 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:17:22
Actually, I've heard nothing but the same as Anthony. I've even been asked to defend Mori (which I can't) as if all those incidents involving Suarez, Gerrard and Kuyt never happened.

Bad tackle - stupid mistake, but the holier than thou attitude pisses me off. Surely 4-0 and 40 shots is enough to be crowing about, you'd think.

Mike Powell
8 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:20:48
Yes it was a bad tackle but what about the tackles from Slippery Gee and Rat Face? They have their red blinkers on... fuck them; we should've taken a few more out as the game was well over.
Daniel A Johnson
9 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:22:14
Who remembers Stevie G's two footed lunges???

Who remember Suarez's stamp down the back of Distins achilles?

People in Glass houses!!!!!

Liverpool always have had forgetful memories just ask Juventus

Geoff Williams
10 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:26:15
Didn't condone the tackle but was responding to some of the comments made on Sky about Mori Fumes as a player and a person. It was a horrendous tackle and deserved a red card but I don't believe he set out to injure the player whereas I couldn't say that about Gérard in the past.
Jim Bennings
11 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:28:43
Not bothered about Mori apologising to Origi but why no apologies from himself, Martinez or any of the other players to the away support last night???

They could apologize for forgetting a football match, namely a Merseyside derby was meant to be contested.

No apology though, why would they when they can go and collect the big fat mega wages they are all on.

Kieran Kinsella
12 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:40:06
He should apologize for kissing the badge and implying that we are Leeds fans from the 70s who celebrate our opponents being maimed.
Paul Andrews
13 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:45:52
Anthony @ 2.

I agree 100%.
About time we had a bit of nastiness in our challenges.
We have powder puff tacklers in our team apart from a few.

Mike Powell
14 Posted 21/04/2016 at 17:52:04
When he kissed the badge, that was the only bit off passion we showed, the rest were waving the white flag. Well in, Ramiro.
Martin Nicholls
15 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:02:29
Well said Daniel @9. We should use the system like others would to ensure we have at least one centre back (Mori) available for Saturday - appeal the red card and sod the consequences. Anything less is amateurish.
Robby Burns
16 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:05:53
Ashamed of nothing.
Offended by everything.
Gordon Crawford
17 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:08:36
I don't want to see any Everton player show nastiness in a tackle. You want them to be 100% brave in the tackle and to be hard in the tackle. But never to be dirty or nasti.
I hope Origi recovers fast. And Funes did the right thing by apologising.
The one thing that does wind me up though, is this kissing of the badge. What is that all about? A lot of nonsense that's what it is.
I want to see players leaving everything out on the pitch, that's what makes me happy. Sadly though apart from Robles, no one did that.
Anto Byrne
18 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:09:04
Just watched the challenge from about 20 different angles and in slow mo. I've seen a lot worse this season and this looked like a very poorly-timed tackle that rolled his ankle. Instant red card for a tackle that wasn't two-footed or from behind or with raised studs.

It looked accidental more than on purpose and all this without the ref and linesman having the benefit of a action replay unless that headset he was wearing goes to a fourth official watching a TV monitor? I wonder if he would have been so quick to send a player off had it been a RedShite?

Charles Brewer
19 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:11:26
It was a bad tackle, but I didn't think it looked like an intentional attempt to injure someone, Origi was unlucky to have had his foot planted, which I doubt Funes Mori could have anticipated. Clumsy and stupid perhaps, but not malign.

On the other hand, it was similar to what I assume was a style of tackle much practiced on Liverpool's training ground, judging by the number of times we have seen it. Had it been done to Gerrard, Souness, Suarez, Kuyt or many others I'd have simply put it in the "well deserved and about time" category.

It's always good to reflect on the hilarious utter disaster that was the end of Gerrard's career - single handedly losing the Premiership, and getting hammered by Stoke in his last match.

Anto Byrne
20 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:17:22
We may have lost a game of football – and yes it's a bit upsetting – but life goes on. Nobody was blown up or murdered.

I can look at our history and at least its not blighted, we have never been banned from European football, well not for anything that we as a club have done.

Let's have a win over United on Saturday and finish off the season with a few wins.
Patrick Murphy
21 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:20:25
It was a poor tackle whether he intended to hurt his opponent or not and the referee had little alternative but to show him the red card, no complaints on that score whatsoever. We shouldn't appeal, the lad did wrong he misses Wembley, hopefully he will learn his lesson.

I do get a little tired of the other lot causing a media storm over every team or player(s) that puts their foot in on one of theirs, it's not as if Mori had pulled a gun on the lad and shot him dead.

Every club has had a player or two who made silly tackles in many games and for them or us to suggest that Mori is some sort of animal is way over the top. The badge kissing was stupid and we've never really liked that sort of thing at Goodison, but please spare me the faux injured party of our neighbours who believe that they invented the game, believe that they are the only club that play the game fairly and believe that they are the only club that matters. Case, Souness, Smith, Yeats, McMahon, Gerrard, et al have all had moments of madness, some more often than others, I can't recall the media getting upset with some of their antics on the pitch, but of course they are followed by millions and can behave in any way they like.

Julian Wait
22 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:36:49
It was disgraceful. I felt compelled to immediately apologize to my RS mates ... who were rightly angry at the tackle. Those same mates also said they would be supporting us all the way to winning the FA Cup. (some chance!)

I can't defend FM here, it was malicious and stupid. He needs to pay his dues and then get back to defending.

Steve Barr
23 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:40:50
Patrick, and don't forget Jimmy Case's tackle on Geoff Nulty which ended his career.
Colin Glassar
24 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:48:25
It was a poor tackle but I can understand the lads bemusement at the OTT reaction from the rs and their media loving cronies.

Funes has played in the white hot River - Boca derbies where the hatred is so intense that it's quite normal for players to try and injure each other. He was probably pissed off with our weak, heartless, spineless show last night and wanted to stir up some passion.

What makes me want to puke is this fucking nauseating holier-than-thou hypocrisy from the rs. Where do they get all this moral outrage from? From their animals like Case, McDermott, Souness, Gerrard, Kuyt, the greasy Greek, Smith etc....? They can fucking do one as far as I'm concerned.

Keith Harrison
25 Posted 21/04/2016 at 18:54:01
Poor tackle, deserving of a red...................except, the referee didn't spot it in real time, and was going to give a yellow until the RS intervened. We can't complain though.
Good to see Stevie Gerrard issue an unreserved apology to Gary Naismith for trying to emasculate him in a derby years ago. Or did I dream that?
Jamie Crowley
26 Posted 21/04/2016 at 19:01:30
I don't think Mori went in to purposely hurt Origi.

What I do think is that he knowingly went in "hard" with a "stomping" tackle.

When you go in that way you know it's dirty. Filthy in fact because if you mis-time your challenge anyone in an honest moment knows that type of tackle can severely injure.

So it wasn't intentional as I think he was late, but the "spirit" of the challenge was premeditated, and therefore indefensible.

If that makes any sense whatsoever...

In short, he knew what he was doing.

I sincerely hope Origi mends very quickly. I don't care at all about the color of his jersey. He never once did anything "dirty". He looks a promising, talented, young kid who plays the game clean and properly. Not caring about a malicious injury on an individual with those character traits is animalistic. Challenges like this should be color-blind in my opinion.


Peter Gorman
27 Posted 21/04/2016 at 19:10:00
The only mistake Funes Mori made was not vaulting the advertising boards and rampaging in hard on the RS fans.
Peter Jones
28 Posted 21/04/2016 at 19:22:41
If we had 11 players with the same passion and fight as Funes Mori, then we wouldn't be anywhere near where we are in the table. Yes, really unfortunate tackle – but of course he wasn't out to hurt the guy.

Next time, his same tackle will be successful and we will all love him for it. Anyone out there who ever actually played football will know it's a thin line.

And yes – Martinez Out.

Paul Andrews
29 Posted 21/04/2016 at 19:36:24
I may be wrong here.

I didn't see him kiss the badge. To all those outraged did any of you see him kiss the badge?

Eric Holland
30 Posted 21/04/2016 at 19:41:51
The game has turned in to a puffs paradise, all they are bothered about is there hair or orange pink and green girls boots.
Load of fukin puffs. Makes a nice change to see someone showing a bit of aggression and passion.
Paul Cherrington
31 Posted 21/04/2016 at 19:50:11
No wonder the lads on the pitch show no fight when most of our fans turn to jelly when they do put their foot in. most of what people have mentioned on here is how we're too nice and yet when Funes Mori does show some steel people are slaughtering him. we should be sticking up for him as one of our own not hanging him out to dry for fear of offending the RS.

So what he went in hard and did one of theirs - isn't that what they have done every derby to us? why should we be the ones on the receiving end all the time. I remember that Suarez rake down Distins calf that went totally unpunished and there was no apology or universal condemation for him.

I say well done Ramiro - at least one of the players showed some fight and looked like he cared. and don't give me that rubbish about how we should be above all that - that attitude is why we're where we are now.

Mike Green
32 Posted 21/04/2016 at 19:51:58
Poor tackle but I honestly don't think it was malicious.

It was a good decision by the ref and FM should've just taken his medicine and walked. A fair cop.

I do understand the business with the badge as he seems to be one to wear his heart on his sleeve. I think he was just expressing his frustration to be honest.

These things need to be nipped in the bud though, people'll be biting each other next.

Colin Glassar
33 Posted 21/04/2016 at 19:56:06
Not very PC Eric, but I understand where you are coming from.
Sean McCarthy
34 Posted 21/04/2016 at 20:11:28
There's some blue tinted glasses being worn today! Irrespective of any previous offences committed by that lot down the years (and there's been a few) you can't condone that challenge last night probably as much out of frustration at getting the run around off a raw kid as anything else.

As for the badge kissing bullshit that just compounded it for me. A spineless display by one and all.

And on a side issue please don't let Steven Pienaar onto the pitch again. That was just embarrassing and a sad end to someone who at his best it was a pleasure to watch. Thanks Steven but please take a seat in the stands next time
Craig Mills
35 Posted 21/04/2016 at 20:34:03
It was a bad tackle - lets gets over it, worst thing is Mori is misses the semi and throws us into even deeper shit than what we already were.

We need to be brave, bold and strong - all the things you don't associate with Everton at the moment

Paul Kossoff
36 Posted 21/04/2016 at 20:44:54
Anyone remember Slippy G's 'intentional' near leg-breaking lunge on Danny Blind which he got sent off for after 40 seconds? He was roundly praised for apologising after he had said he thought Blind was going for him and was only lifting his foot up! Short memories, those red shites.
Sam Bull
37 Posted 21/04/2016 at 21:09:21
That was a great challenge in the '80s.

But seriously, he went in knowing he could hurt someone, knowing he was protected, if he got the ball it would of been okay, but instead he got the planted foot and carried on some lol. could of been really bad but it's not apparently? Linesman mouthed "it's a bad one" and obviously after a few words from the RS it was red.

Mike Moore
38 Posted 21/04/2016 at 21:09:22
Give the lad some credit for apologising. He's been an idiot and he's big enough to admit. Don't remember any RS making any apologies over the years...Suarez, Gerard et al. Fuck them!
Peter Cummings
39 Posted 21/04/2016 at 21:15:56
Pot calling the kettle black is one of Kopites endearing traits, Goodison hatred, is another fostered largely in part by 'our Stevie' whose loathing of all things blue is a documented fact, as for red carding who can forget the Suarez dive to get Jack Rodwell sent off or another by that other blue turncoat, and current hypocrite Carragher who was always 'hard but fair' in dealing with the opposition (his view of course),

Most Evertonians agree that Mori's red was deserved and his punishment more than accentuated by the fact he misses a Wembley date and his clubs possible/probable exit from the final barring a miracle turnaround in form. rather ironic meaning that both Manc teams will have kicked us out of semis this season

Paul Hewitt
41 Posted 21/04/2016 at 21:38:42
It was mistimed, more than nasty.
Anthony Jones
42 Posted 21/04/2016 at 21:51:22
A committed, aggressive player is what loads of fans have been screaming out for. The lad's frustrations got the better of him in a difficult match. So what if he grabbed at the crest? He will have been getting a torrent of abuse from morally superior Redshite fans at the time. Bigger fish to fry!
Ernie Baywood
43 Posted 21/04/2016 at 22:06:39
In play I didn't think it was that bad. Saw some stills and it looked terrible. Went and found slow motion from a few angles and I seem to be out on my own in thinking it wasn't a particularly bad challenge - it just had a gruesome ending.

I've seen it described as high and studs up. It wasn't either, he stepped across to play the ball - I don't think his foot was ever more than about 5 inches off the floor. Origi plays the ball first and Mori is fractionally late. From that point his weight is all on his right foot and is coming down through Origi's ankle.

A red card shouldn't be about the outcome, players get terrible injuries in innocuous incidents. It should be about whether it was intentionally bad or reckless. I don't think it was particularly either.

Oliver Molloy
44 Posted 21/04/2016 at 22:11:41
How many times has that type of challenge and worse been inflicted on our guys and not even a fucking booking.

Carragher and Gerard were dirty fuckers and both got away with murder.
Suarez biting and kicking - did we hear Carragher raving about that.
Yes it was a bad tackle, mistimed but not deliberate as some on here as suggested.
Fair play to him for trying !


Franny Porter
45 Posted 21/04/2016 at 22:12:29
I'm just not having it that he used the word "fervently".
Colin Glassar
46 Posted 21/04/2016 at 22:14:07
Spot on Ernie, I honestly don't know what all the fuss is about tbh. Yes, in slo-mo it looks bad but it happens all the time, he just mis-timed his tackle and he's paid for it. You'd think he'd killed someone or ended his career by the way the gobshites and their media lackeys are going on about it.

P.S. If we appeal the red card he could still play the semi final but we are Everton and we don't do appeals, do we?

James Flynn
47 Posted 21/04/2016 at 22:43:36
If Mori was a dirty player we'd have seen it before this. Just a bad mistake.
Gerard Carey
48 Posted 21/04/2016 at 22:45:39
Mori was a bit silly ok, but maybe if we had a few more with his passion things might be different. We have too many nice guys who simply just roll over and give up.
Eric Holland
50 Posted 21/04/2016 at 22:52:50
Would rather have BLUE tinted glasses than PINK.....
Anthony Dwyer
51 Posted 21/04/2016 at 23:06:04
Said my piece in comment 2 but I'd like to add to it that South Americans can be volatile, it's in there make up.

I'd have been happier if Mori came out to the blues fans and apologised to us for now missing the Fa cup semi.

I don't care about any apologies to the red shite, as they have enough in there past to apologise til the cows come home, but we'd have to wait forever and a day for that.

Russell Smith
52 Posted 21/04/2016 at 23:36:20
Erne has it spot on. It wasn't an over the top studs showing leg breaker, it was a mistimed tackle made with the wrong foot that looked far worse than it would have been if Origi had been moving. Moris foot wasn't high just a split second too late and landed on Origis planted foot. It was probably a yellow card but never a red. Every week the pundits look at these incidents from 20 different angles to "confirm" their analysis of why the ref got it spot on. Most times it is purely a split second mistimed attempt to reach the ball, but that answer would diminish the pundits inside knowledge of the black arts, so we have the same charade week after week.
Colin Hughes
53 Posted 21/04/2016 at 23:59:27
Fuck them and here's hoping Origi is out for the season. About time we got some physical revenge on one of theirs for a change, remember Jimmy 'shit house' Case on Geoff Mcnulty, and other ex c**ts Souness, Mcmahon, Ince, Gerrard, Suarez to name but a few.
Mike Price
54 Posted 22/04/2016 at 04:08:48
The outrage from some of our own for one of our players showing some aggression is pathetic.

People apologizing to them is embarrassing, small time and just compounds our second rate status in this city.
Mori got stuck in, it was no snide Suarez on Distin and Mirallas or a two footed Gerrard battle cry. They love it when they do it to us, they gloat and revel in it ; we bleat, simper and apologise to them.

The media ignore their deads, highlight ours and our whimpering apologies, which just makes it easier next time for a pro red referee to go easy on them and rip out a red card on one of ours at the first opportunity. Pathetic.

Brian Porter
55 Posted 22/04/2016 at 06:03:05
Paul Hewitt #41, well said. This wasn't a deliberate, crunching, career ending tackle, but a mistimed tackle that was a spilt second late. We've been saying for weeks that we wanted our lads to show some fight, some real passion and Funes Mori is about the only one who consistently displays those attributes. As for badge kissing I never saw him kiss the badge, hd simply tugged at it as he walked off in frustration at the abuse the RS fans were giving him.
He wasn't being deliberately malicious,and he's been doubly punished, with suspension and missing a cup semi final so to use Martinez's words on the match as a whole, let's forget this mat h and move on.

He's apologised, that should be an end to it.

James Joseph
56 Posted 22/04/2016 at 06:12:50
Well said Mike, I agree completely with what you said. As fouls go I've seen plenty far worse than that from players in blue shirts let alone red. It was worthy of a booking and no more - Kevin Ratcliffe used to do those kind of fouls every game! The hypocrisy of the media and their beloved RS, beginning with the comments of Carragher, who made a career out of kicking and wrestling the opposition, constantly astounds me.

Ramiro plays his football with a typically Argentinian passion, for better or, occasionally, for worse; we shouldn't try to stifle it. I suspect he was pressured into an apology

Paul Olsen
57 Posted 22/04/2016 at 06:59:49
It is not the tackle he should apologize for. It is the shameful gestures afterwards.

And i´m glad he did.

Paul Olsen
58 Posted 22/04/2016 at 07:04:07
And Mike #54. To be honest, I find it pathetic that you accuse others of being pathetic.

Tackles like that isn´t passion, it is mistimed and detrimental to the team. I´m sure he meant well, but I am happy that he apologized for letting his team down. Just not sure if "team" is the proper name for it.

Ian Bennett
59 Posted 22/04/2016 at 07:16:40
A bad challenge and a reaction that might have gone down well in South American football, not here.

Any worst than Gerrard, Kujt, Souness or Suarez, no and I am sorry Liverpool cannot take the moral high ground after some purely despicable acts.

It was a bad challenge, he let the club down, he apologised - move on.

Ian Jones
60 Posted 22/04/2016 at 07:40:52
To all those posters who seem to wish opposition players serious injuries..

Really!

Rob Halligan
61 Posted 22/04/2016 at 07:47:06
This is a headline from paper talk on the Sky sports website.

Ramiro Funes Mori has had death threats over his Merseyside derby foul on Divock Origi, despite saying sorry.

Can only assume such a threat would come from the RS. What short memories that pile of shite have. You all know what I'm on about, so no need to go into detail.

The most hateful, despised bunch of fans to walk this earth.
God how I hate John Houlding. Why couldn't he have just paid the rent money?

Colin Glassar
62 Posted 22/04/2016 at 07:51:47
Well if they can threaten one of their own Rob, they can seriously threaten one of ours. If I was Funes Mori I'd bring over some of those Porteno lads, fully loaded, to protect him. When the rs see a bulge they'll run like hell.
Ian Jones
63 Posted 22/04/2016 at 07:58:05
Colin and Rob. There were rumours years back that Barmby had received death threats from one set of supporters after he moved from us. Thosy pesky Liverpool supporters. Are they doing again. :)
Rob Halligan
64 Posted 22/04/2016 at 08:01:22
For anyone interested, here's the link:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/7096054/Ramiro-Funes-Mori-gets-death-threat-and-vile-abuse-for-horror-challenge-on-Divock-Origi-despite-making-a-public-apology.html

Phil Sammon
65 Posted 22/04/2016 at 08:08:01
Was the tackle even THAT bad?

I mean, I can cope with the red card issued, but this was not the 'horror challenge' it's being reported as.

Complete over-reaction. It's tough on Origi, but people often walk away from that kind on stamp without any injury. Not trying to justify it...but you will see worse tackles this weekend that will result in no injury and maybe no red card. And certainly no sodding apology!

Ray Roche
66 Posted 22/04/2016 at 08:12:06
You're right, Phil, "Horror Tackle"? Obviously the school leaver who wrote the piece never saw Gerrard, Suarez, Case, Souness, etc. so has nothing to compare it to. It wasn't as bad as the Eric Dier attack on McCarthy, though, yet very little was made of that. However, had it been made on one of ours by Skirtl we'd have been shouting too, but mainly because Skirtl wouldn't have seen a red....
Colin Glassar
67 Posted 22/04/2016 at 08:26:58
The rs are milking this the same way as WHU milked the Payet tackle. What do they want? A non-contact sport? People get injured all the time, even playing golf, so they should just get a grip and move on. Or even better, follow another sport. Croquet, anyone?
Rob Halligan
68 Posted 22/04/2016 at 08:35:32
I'd say darts, Colin, but you just know where one would end up!!
John Crawley
69 Posted 22/04/2016 at 08:36:37
Phil 65 - exactly. I didn't see the game live kept being told it was a horror challenge, a bad stamp no attempt to tackle etc. Then I saw it and thought is that it? Should've been a red card but far from the worse challenge I've seen.
Paul Cherrington
70 Posted 22/04/2016 at 08:53:28
i thought it was great he grabbed the badge when he came off – why shouldn't he be proud of our club and show everyone watching what Everton means to him?

As others have said, it's about time someone showed some passion and wasn't embarrassed about saying to the world "We are Everton – we don't care what you think about us."

I would have done the same thing myself walking off at Mordor with all their fans screaming at me.

Les Martin
71 Posted 22/04/2016 at 09:04:01
Comparing it with any other tackle from the past is idiotic. These incidents stand on their own, a dreadful tackle that could ruin a career.

Accidental or reckless, players have to take responsibility and their penance. I hope Funes Mori learns from it and Origi makes a full recovery, we move on....

Anton Garvey
72 Posted 22/04/2016 at 09:16:46
What about the tackle on Fellaini in the derby some years back in the derby, result – a broken ankle and a sending off for the Greek? Or what ever he was. Short memories, these reds.
Ian Hams
74 Posted 22/04/2016 at 12:07:32
It was a shocker but was it perhaps due to the frustration of no other fecker putting a tackle in ala Nevile.

As others have mentioned at least it was a bit of passion.

Brian Wilkinson
75 Posted 22/04/2016 at 12:17:52
At least the guy will play again which is more than can be said about Geoff Nulty.

Only last week Terry McDermott was saying he still has the scar on his hand, from hitting Gary Stanley in the Derby.

It was a bad tackle, but nowhere near as bad as the two by Suarez on Mirallas and Distin in the same game, beggars belief he didn't get sent off for not one but two nasty sly tackles.

I do not agree with the tackle, but to have the red shite bleating on and on about it, is another classic airbrushing by the shower.

Ste Traverse
76 Posted 22/04/2016 at 12:22:26
It was a bad tackle and he got what he deserved.

He was an even bigger dickhead considering lack of defenders we already had, and pulling on his badge was even more embarrassing.

That said, the phoney outrage from their fans, considering the tackles our players have had off them over the years, really knocks you sick.

Shane Corcoran
77 Posted 22/04/2016 at 12:44:50
Lads, let's not make this into anything more than it is, at least not until I've had my say.

He was slightly late and his studs were slightly up and it resulted in a painful and potentially damaging tackle. I thought a yellow might have done. I guess it was an orange card.

Who gives a shite what anyone says. The badge thing was a bit silly but fuck it, he's a young lad in a pumped up atmosphere.

Shane Corcoran
78 Posted 22/04/2016 at 12:49:06
Isn't that Robles' picture on The S*n website rather than Funes Mori?
Paul Andrews
79 Posted 22/04/2016 at 12:50:38
Shane Corcoran,

Best post on the thread

Gary Mortimer
80 Posted 22/04/2016 at 14:22:55
I see John Aldridge reckons mori should be put in jail. It's as if a liverpoo player had never fouled or injured anyone ever.

They call us bitter.

Patrick Murphy
81 Posted 22/04/2016 at 14:33:00
John Aldridge about as classy as the owner of the other lot, who I hear called Everton something derogatory 'bush league' which is an Americanism for minor league team, during the game via twitter on Wednesday. I hope our owners remember that the next time the lovable neighbours visit Goodison Park.

https://twitter.com/john_w_henry?lang=en-gb

Ian Stewart
82 Posted 22/04/2016 at 14:43:56
Compare and contrast the response from our club regarding this incident with the Gerrard lunge on Naysmith. The response from Houllier in particular was disgraceful. Link here. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/liverpool/2599907.stm
Colin Gee
83 Posted 22/04/2016 at 15:45:54
Rob #61 If John Houlding had paid the rent money those knob heads across the park would be Everton fans now...
I for one am glad he told them to do one. They are everything I hate about football. Imagine having them as fans of our wonderful club.

As the song goes " Always the victims..." They've even managed to turn that into a song that is about Hillsborough which it isn't and never was. Especially as we used sing it to them for years before Man U picked up on it and as soon as they picked it up, so did the press and all of a sudden it's a song mocking the Hillsborough victims.

Patrick Murphy
84 Posted 22/04/2016 at 16:03:05
Colin (83) Sorry mate but it was Houlding who was the land-lord and it was Everton FC who refused to agree to his terms. However, I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiments - I will in future refer to them as the Latics, as that was their original name "Everton Athletic' but the FA refused to allow them to use "Everton" in their club name, damn the FA always doing what's best for them, there wouldn't have been such a thing as Liverpool FC if they had allowed their original name to stand.

'Houlding purchased the land at Anfield Road from Orrell in 1885 and charged rent to Everton F.C. Orrell owned land next to the ground and planned to build an access road across Houlding's land. The only way to stop this was to rent Orrell's land or buy it. Houlding wanted Everton F.C. to buy his land and Orrell's land by floating the club. If his proposals had been accepted, Houlding would have made a lot of money from the purchase of the land and the club would have been run by a small number of large shareholders

Rob Halligan
85 Posted 22/04/2016 at 16:11:18
Kind of my fault there, Patrick. I put He instead of We in my original post. Kind of hoped nobody would pick it up. Colin never, but you have.
Shane Corcoran
87 Posted 22/04/2016 at 18:12:29
I'm glad someone else mentioned John Aldridge, and just in this case. He's a buffoon and for some reason is wheeled out when it comes to all things red.

Not to be confused with our own poster of the same name.

Peter Roberts
88 Posted 22/04/2016 at 18:26:54
John aldridge who bullied a young player to near suicide at Tranmere Rovers all because he was better striker than his son?
Colin Gee
90 Posted 22/04/2016 at 18:51:20
Rob #84 Patrick #85 No problem gents.
I knew it was a dispute over the increase in the rent that saw us move out of Anfield after we won the League, but wasn't sure of the full facts so to speak.
Mike Green
91 Posted 22/04/2016 at 18:53:51
Shane #87 - Aldridge = Buffoon :D

From the Italian for 'clown' - spot on! :D

Robert Workman
92 Posted 22/04/2016 at 20:55:28
What is all the criticism of Funes Mori about? As an Evertonian I never ever watch games featuring the redshite, including games against us. The last I saw them was on TV in the 1989 Cup Final against us. So I had to look on Youtube to find the reason why he was sent off. To me it looked like a yellow card at worst. What I really loved was him tugging the Everton badge on his shirt. To me that means that, very quickly in his Everton career he "gets" what Everton is about.

I can relate to that so well. When I was growing up I had this one wish - to play for Everton just once. It would be a derby game and I would break St. John's leg and be sent off.

Massive respect for Funes Mori from this Evertonian.

Kenn Crawford
93 Posted 23/04/2016 at 00:18:26
Come on guys it was at worst a mistimed challenge yes Origi got injured but so do thousands of others when they are at work the difference being they others do not get paid obscene amounts of money. Its a contact sport played by men and these things happen. there was no intent to harm he just got it wrong.
William Cartwright
94 Posted 23/04/2016 at 04:43:44
Baines 'apologizing' for telling the truth; Funes 'apologizing for a mis-timed tackle (and being rightly sent off), and oh, he gave a cltural, timely reminder that he loves his club which I personally would appreciate from some of the other wankers who have been guilty of wearing the shirt. What the fuck! Has Roberto ever apologized for screwing up the mid term future of Everton FC, or damaging the careers of Distin, Stones, and god knows however many others? Has Gerrard ever apologized to Naysmith and and others?

What is wrong with Evertonians at the minute, are we all pussies!?

He got stuck in, mis-timed his tacke, kicked the ball away in frustration (plonker) and got sent off. Hardly a jail term scenario Mr. Aldridge you utter moron.

Again the pro Liverpool and anti Everton media all over it like a friggin rash, (red of course). Makes me want to vomit.

Funes Mori is one of us. Passionate, and along with Besic and as with Naysmith we appreciate that.

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