Everton Midfielder’s Behavior Criticized During Heavy Defeat to Chelsea

Everton’s heavy 6-0 defeat against Chelsea on Monday (15 April), football pundit Phil McNulty has criticized midfielder Amadou Onana’s conduct during the match. Onana was observed sharing laughter with Chelsea player Malo Gusto as they headed down the tunnel during halftime, despite Everton trailing by four goals.

McNulty, the BBC’s chief football writer, expressed his concern regarding Onana’s behavior, highlighting that it was not a favorable sight given the circumstances. When questioned about the incident, McNulty responded via his personal X account on April 16th, stating, “I missed that but that is not great.”

The incident has sparked debate among football enthusiasts, with many questioning Onana’s professionalism and commitment to the team, especially considering Everton’s dismal performance in the first half at Stamford Bridge. Onana’s subpar display led to his absence from the pitch during the second half of the match.

Concerns have been raised regarding the impact of such behavior on team morale and the perception of the club. Everton fans have expressed disappointment and frustration over the incident, expecting higher levels of dedication and seriousness from players, particularly in challenging times.