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Ashley Young hits back at fans on social media

It’s been quite a week for Everton. Just seven days ago the Toffees were preparing for a crucial six-pointer against Nottingham Forest, having just lost 6-0 to Chelsea and finding themselves in danger of slipping into the bottom three.

Fast forward to today, and the Merseyside club are mathematically safe after a remarkable week which saw them beat Forest and Brentford, either side of a first home victory over local rivals Liverpool in more than 13 years.

Veteran full-back Ashley Young took the chance to respond to his critics on X (formerly Twitter).

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Ashley Young battles with Callum Hudson-Odoi in last week's crucial clash between Everton and Nottingham Forest at Goodison Park. Photo by Icon Sport

What did Ashley Young say on social media?

Having come close to giving away three penalties in Everton’s game against Nottingham Forest, Young had posted a sly dig at those who were complaining that none of the penalties were given – a screenshot of him listening to Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” alongside the caption “Old Skool Tunes For Today” and a couple of winking emoji.

One football fan on Twitter was quick to reply, responding “You’re getting relegated pal”.

But, five days later and following the news that Everton are now safe, Young went back into the replies to pick out the tweet and give his own reply in all capitals: “UNLUCKY PAL, I DON’T THINK SO.”

Young also took the opportunity to express his delight at the Toffees’ achievement, and his own performances at the tender age of 38.

Everton fans hit back at Premier League 

Young was not the only one involved with Everton who chose to hit back at the perceived enemy.

Having survived two points deductions for breaching the league’s Profit and Sustainability Rules (PSR) – which total eight points – Goodison Park turned their ire on the Premier League.

After the routine booing of the Premier League anthem which comes before every game at the stadium, Everton fans told the authorities that “You can shove your points deduction up you’re a**e.”

Whatever you think of Everton’s grievances with the Premier League, you cannot deny that the team has done well to respond to the perceived adversity.


Jamie Barton

A freelance football writer and podcaster, Jamie has appeared on/in the BBC World Service, PA Media, Charlton Athletic FC and Empire of the Kop, among others. He's attended matches all around the world, from Tranmere to Tokyo, and once had his bus home from the 2022 Champions League final in Paris delayed by 28 hours.

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