What you need to know:
- Everton’s board has been ordered not to attend Saturday’s match against Southampton at Goodison Park, citing a “real and present security risk”.
Fans plan to protest the Board of the Premier League match against Everton, which will be held in the relegation zone after 18 matches, Sky sports says.
It was gathered that Everton said in a statement, that after correspondence, the order was accepted.
It is said that there has been an increase in malicious and unacceptable threats against the club and incidents of antisocial behavior, including targeted physical attacks during recent home matches.
Based on this, members of the board of the club were reportedly advised not to be present at “the today’s game.”
A spokesman for the club detailed that, the decision is unprecedented for Everton Football Club.
“For security reasons, our entire board has never been ordered not to attend a game. This is a very sad day for Everton and its everton fans,” he added.