Gomes had qualified for the last eight by pasting Chelsea's Reece James 8-0 on FIFA 20 but, no doubt hampered by having to play as Everton against all-star Manchester City, the Toffees' midfielder was beaten 4-2 despite twice coming from behind to make it 2-2 in the second half.
He posted a message to Twitter with a video explaining that he was trying to remain faithful to his pre-match rituals, including signing autographs as walked into Goodison Park with fans chanting his "He's a belter" song.
Afterwards, he posted another video evocative of his feelings after the defeat:
Gomes has been exhibiting his humour during the Covid-19 shutdown, starting with an excellent take on the Tom Hanks film, Castaway, last month.
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1 Posted 26/04/2020 at 09:10:13
2 Posted 26/04/2020 at 10:02:17
I hope we can get the right partner for him in midfield and he can really kick on to the level he was at, at Valencia, and hopefully be even better.
3 Posted 27/04/2020 at 12:19:53
What end of a bell was he, for doing that? Commiserations to André, you have flown the flag well again at Everton and proved to be a decent human being and a top bloke. Harry Enfield would have been proud of you.
4 Posted 28/04/2020 at 15:25:22
Turned out they were actually friends of Marco Silva but knew Gomes. They couldn't speak highly enough of the man, all-round decent bloke, they said.
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