The club followed their confirmation that the Catalan will be leaving his post with immediate effect by advising supporters that the End of Season Awards night at St George's Hall will no longer be taking place.
A club statement read:
Following the departure of Roberto Martinez, the Club's End of Season Awards, due to be held at St George's Hall tonight, has been postponed.
Roberto has shown great commitment and dignity throughout his time at Everton and the Club feels it should reciprocate by rescheduling the event. The Club hopes that those due to attend would agree that the planned celebration would be inappropriate in the circumstances.
We appreciate that many people will be disappointed but we hope there will also be an understanding of why this decision was taken.
The Club will invite all who had planned to attend to an event before the start of next season at which players and Club officials will also be in attendance.
The Club will contact all guests as soon as possible and will provide rearranged details as soon as they become known.
Food from the event is being donated by Everton in the Community to the Whitechapel Centre, Spellow Lane Church and St Luke's Church.
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1 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:00:53
2 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:20:41
3 Posted 12/05/2016 at 17:45:20
Nobody has really deserved Player of the Year, Lukaku will get it but really they should remember he only performed for half a season, he's gone missing since February the Chelsea Cup game aside.
4 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:15:28
5 Posted 12/05/2016 at 19:36:45
6 Posted 12/05/2016 at 20:54:58
Hopefully the Board will be concentrating on more important things like bringing in the right manager, the right players and doing it soon!
7 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:09:27
8 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:22:07
9 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:24:16
11 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:32:57
12 Posted 12/05/2016 at 21:42:05
14 Posted 12/05/2016 at 23:20:14
15 Posted 13/05/2016 at 09:51:22
And on that note, cancelling the event is just stupid as Pete Mills said. I bet enough people took time off and made plans to attend (family of young players etc.) and they've been let down by a club desperate to keep the sheen of honesty and dignity which it really isn't entitled to. Pathetic really.
16 Posted 13/05/2016 at 17:21:38
The decision to sack Martinez had surely been made after if not before the Leicester fiasco. The result of the Sunderland game would never have altered that decision. So why choose yesterday, the day of the function, to sack him? As to leaving the decision surrounding the evening until less than 4 hours before the start......................only Everton.
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