Everton fans are set to protest against owners at Goodison Park

Everton fans will stage a sit-in protest at Goodison Park after their clash against Arsenal next month to vent at their ‘incompetent’ owners with the Toffees facing yet another relegation battle

  • An Everton fan group is planning a protest against the club’s owners next month 
  • NSNOW have invited supporters to a sit-in demonstration after playing Arsenal 
  • Fans are set to vent at their ‘incompetent owners’ amid another relegation fight 

Unhappy Everton fans are planning to stage a sit-in demonstration at Goodison Park next month to protest at their unhappiness with the ‘incompetent’ management of the club.

Frank Lampard’s side ended a run of three successive Premier League defeats with a creditable draw at Manchester City on Saturday but five points from the last nine matches have left the Toffees just a point above the bottom three.

The club – run by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri – are facing the prospect of a second successive relegation battle, having avoided the drop in their penultimate game last season, and a fan pressure group is taking action.

Everton fans are planning a sit-in protest against the board after their game against Arsenal 

Supporters want to show their opposition to their ‘incompetent owners’ – including Farhad Moshiri (L) and Bill Kenwright (R) following another relegation battle

Last season the 27 Campaign (a reference to the number of years Everton had gone without a trophy) organised a number of protests and having rebranded as NSNOW (a name taken from the club’s motto Nil Satis Nisi Optimum) they are planning more demonstrations.

The protests are set to begin in the match against Arsenal on February 4, which is Everton’s first at home after the closure of the transfer window and is being televised live.

‘We invite you to join us in expressing our discontent with the incompetent management of our beloved football club by the current owner and board of directors,’ the group wrote in an open letter to fans.

Supporters are seeking change at the top in a bid to overhaul the team’s fortunes 

The Toffees are currently in 16th place after losing eight games already this season

‘For too long our club has fell behind our competitors on and off the pitch.

‘We believe that it is time for change and that only by holding those in power accountable can we hope to see our team thrive on the pitch once more.

‘Therefore, we will be convening immediately after the final whistle to make our voices heard and demand better leadership for the future of our club.’

In September, reports claimed Moshiri – who took over the club in 2016 – was in talks to sell Everton for £400million to American businessman Maciek Kaminski.

After narrowly avoiding relegation last season, Everton have not fared much better in this campaign. They are currently in 16th place, one point above the relegation zone after eight losses from 17 games. 

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