Everton fans FUME at 'rat' Anthony Gordon joyously pumping his fists

Everton fans FUME at ‘rat’ Anthony Gordon joyously pumping his fists to celebrate ‘putting a nail in the coffin’ of his boyhood club in the tunnel at Goodison, after booing the £40m winger on his return

  • Everton fans were fuming with Anthony Gordon’s post-match celebrations 
  • The winger left the Toffees to join Newcastle United in January in a £40m move 
  • Gordon came on as a sub in 4-1 win which hurt Everton’s chances of survival

Everton fans went into a fit of rage about Anthony Gordon’s celebrations during his return to the Toffees with his new club Newcastle.

The Magpies won 4-1 at Goodison Park on Thursday night, to boost their hopes of a Champions League spot – and throw Everton into extraordinary peril at the bottom of the Premier League. 

Gordon moved from Everton to Newcastle in a £40m transfer deal in January, and before the match, Eddie Howe warned his player to be mindful of the reaction he would get when returning to his boyhood club. 

The 22-year-old expressed his hurt that Everton failed to thank him for his service after his departure from Goodison Park, while the Toffees may feel aggrieved that Gordon chose to skip training to force a move away from the club. 

So when Newcastle won 4-1, with Gordon coming on as an 87th-minute substitute, he pumped his fists in celebration – and took centre stage for a group shot of happy Magpies in the changing room, as posted on the club’s Twitter page.

Anthony Gordon made a brief substitute appearance for Newcastle against his former club

Gordon was central to a celebratory pic of happy Magpies in the dressing room after 4-1 win

The 22-year-old came under fire from Everton fans for pumping his fists after the match

It’s fair to say that the decision has not gone down well with Everton fans, with one sharing the footage of the fist-pumping and adding: ‘Anthony Gordon you massive rat. Never a blue.’

Everton fans were fuming on Twitter when footage emerged of Gordon’s gleeful celebrations

The defeat leaves the club 19th in the Premier League table, two points from safety with five games left to play. 

One fan said: ‘Imagine being that happy about hammering the nails into your boyhood club’s relegation coffin. Gordon is dead to me.’ 

Everton’s next fixture in their battle against relegation is a trip to similarly struggling Leicester City on Monday, before a trip to Brighton seven days later.

Newcastle’s pursuit of a top four finish will see them host bottom-club Southampton on Sunday afternoon, before another home test against league leaders Arsenal the following weekend.  

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