Everton board stay away from game after ‘threat to safety and security’

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  • Kenwright and Barrett-Baxendale among those absent
  • Club call decision ‘unprecedented’ and ‘profoundly sad day’

Everton’s board of directors missed the Premier League defeat by Southampton at Goodison Park due to what the club described as “a real and credible threat to their safety and security.”

The unprecedented move was announced before a sit-in demonstration against the board by thousands of Everton fans, who called on owner Farhad Moshiri to make “sweeping changes” at chair, board and executive levels. Moshiri dismissed those demands in a letter to the Everton Fans’ Forum this week, prompting the resignation of several members of the forum plus Fan Advisory Board.

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Written by Andy Hunter
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jan/14/everton-southampton-premier-league-board-safety-security-threat under the title “Everton board stay away from game after ‘threat to safety and security’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.