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‘BACK THE BOARD!’: Furious Everton fans stay in Goodison Park to protest the club’s owners after their 11th loss of the season to Aston Villa… as chairman Bill Kenwright listens to angry supporters express their concerns outside the box express ground

  • Everton were defeated 1-0 by Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon
  • The Toffees Believers then stayed after the game to protest their owners
  • They want the board to leave with the club five points above the relegation zone
  • Angry fans held banners and directed chants at people like Bill Kenwright
  • Kenwright was then filmed speaking to supporters outside of Goodison



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Everton fans stayed in Goodison Park to protest the club’s governance after their 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Merseyside team, which said goodbye to Rafa Benitez last weekend, fell to their 11th loss of the season after a header from Emi Buendia just before half-time.

It has been a miserable campaign for them thus far, with Toffees supporters pointing the finger at both owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright for their battle on the pitch.

Standing behind caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson and his team in their latest defeat, the Goodison stalwarts stayed behind long after the match ended to voice their dismay.

Everton fans stayed behind to protest their governance after Saturday's loss to Aston Villa

Everton fans stayed behind to protest their governance after Saturday’s loss to Aston Villa

The Toffees are five points above the relegation zone after falling back to their 11th defeat

The Toffees are five points above the relegation zone after falling back to their 11th defeat

The Toffees are five points above the relegation zone after falling back to their 11th defeat

Banners reading ‘Get the sign’, ‘Kenwright & co, it’s time to go’, ‘the fans expect the best’ and ‘no communication, no plan, no vision’ were held up in the home side when fans of Everton called for a stir .

They also confronted Kenwright as he left the field on Saturday, asking him to leave the club and explain their bleak campaign so far – which has left them five points above the relegation zone.

In images shared on Twitter, the 76-year-old listens to fans express their concerns before saying, “I want to help.”

Supporters then stayed in Goodison Park to argue for the departure of their current board

Supporters then stayed in Goodison Park to argue for the departure of their current board

Supporters then stayed in Goodison Park to argue for the departure of their current board

However, former Toffees defender Joleon Lescott is confused as to why he is being targeted, insisting the chairman now has diminished influence at Goodison.

“It felt a little harsh for me,” Lescott said on BT Sport.

“Bill Kenwright was in charge, then he felt he was handing the club as far as he could, to someone who was willing to spend and develop the stadium and put money into players.

“He still doesn’t have the responsibility he had before, so I don’t know why the focus is on him.

Chairman Bill Kenwright was filmed listening to disgruntled supporters outside the ground

Chairman Bill Kenwright was filmed listening to disgruntled supporters outside the ground

Chairman Bill Kenwright was filmed listening to disgruntled supporters outside the ground

But former Everton defender Joleon Lescott can't understand why Kenwright is being attacked

But former Everton defender Joleon Lescott can't understand why Kenwright is being attacked

But former Everton defender Joleon Lescott can’t understand why Kenwright is being attacked

“I understand the frustration of the lack of clarity and communication between fans and board, but when it comes to Bill Kenwright I’m a little confused.”

Lescott added: “The frustration of the fans, I get it. But I think that comes back to the patience element of the people who make the decisions regarding how to spend the money.

“The owner is clearly putting money into it, that’s fine and it’s been great, but there has to be structure and a clear vision, but patience for that too.”

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