it was written in bold letters across the forehead of all our players.
Every single f**king time I manage to detach myself emotionally from Everton they find a new way to annoy me.
...grinning good naturedly at an opponent after one of our many and varied horror shows.
But when you think about it, it makes sense. If the company I work for had a bad result (in my case something like 'being overtaken by a competitor in customer sales etc') I would still be able to laugh and smile on the way home from work because they are just my employer and I am one of 100+ employees.
Everton are in my soul so after that shambles last night all I could do was wordlessly turn off the TV, turn off the lights and climb immediately into bed at 9:15pm as my dog sat there wondering what the fcuk was going on.
Anyway, that dude in the picture is just an Everton employee, one of over 100, so he was probably not too affected by it. Everton is not in their soul. But he might be a massive Fiorentina fan or something and can't speak for 8 hours if they lose 5-0 to their local rivals.
The fact is Everton means way more to us than it does to them.
When you think about it, its probably for the best. If you or I had been an Everton coach at the end there and Steve Bruce had come over to shake our hand we might have told him to fcuk off, then walked out the stadium and straight home.
Duncan Ferguson will have been the only one to feel last night the same way we did.
laughing and joking with Steve Bruce? I found it insulting frankly, maybe it's only another game to him but it bloody hurt the rest of us who give a damn. Couldn't speak all the way home never mind laugh and joke with the opposing manager.....