Richarlison targeted following ‘needless’ penalty drama vs Brighton

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Richarlison targeted following ‘needless’ penalty drama vs Brighton

 

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Viewers of Everton’s latest outing have taken to social media in numbers on Saturday, to take aim at star attacker Richarlison.

Blues in control

Rafael Benitez’s men are of course currently locked in Premier League action.

After getting their campaign off to an altogether positive start, the Toffees made the trip to the south coast, for a showdown with Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion.

Everton headed into proceedings hoping to make it seven points from an available nine to open the 2021/22 season.

And, as things stand on Saturday, this is precisely what they are headed towards.

The visitors currently lead Brighton by two goals to nil, courtesy of strikes from in-form summer signing Demarai Gray, and main man Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

‘Nonsense’

To this point in the action at the Amex, however, it is not the pair of goals netted by Everton which have grabbed the headlines.

Instead, this has come in the form of an incident in the build-up to DCL’s spot-kick finding the back of the net.

After Seamus Coleman earned the visitors a spot-kick, Richarlison quickly grabbed the ball, under the evident assumption that he was set to take responsibility from 12 yards.

Calvert-Lewin, however, has established himself as the Toffees’ first-choice penalty taker under Benitez, and slotted away in confident fashion versus Leeds just last week.

A somewhat embarrassing scene, in turn, followed, with Richarlison having ultimately been forced to give up the ball, before being ushered away from the penalty box:

And viewers of the clash were evidently not impressed by the behaviour of Everton’s Brazilian wide-man, with just some of the social media reaction to the incident showcased below:

 

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