By Abigail Withey
Everton fans have slammed Ronald Koeman on social media for his treatment of centre-forward Oumar Niasse following his recent performances for the Toffees.
The 27-year-old replaced Wayne Rooney in the second half of the Blues’ clash against Bournemouth at the weekend to secure two goals and ultimately win the match 2-1 for his side after they went behind.
The Senegal goalscorer has been repeatedly left out of the squad by his manager and in addition to the clash against the Cherries, Niasse has featured just once against Sunderland in the League Cup where he also secured a goal during their 3-0 win earlier in the week.
Fans have expressed their anger with Koeman on social media for his decision to not play the centre-forward more and supporters believe the manager should make a public apology to the outcast.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
The club and @RonaldKoeman owe him a massive public apology for the way they have treated him. Let him take training & select the team.
— Andy (@howiseeit4) September 23, 2017
Karma springs to mind. What a good lad ????
— Darren Exton (@DarrenExton) September 23, 2017
I hope koeman has given him a personal apology. He might just of saved his job tonight
— Tommy O'brien (@kelematravel) September 23, 2017
— Brady Slack (@BradySlack) September 23, 2017
Bet koeman still doesn't start him next game
— Joe Foxon (@Jfoxon88) September 23, 2017
Bailed out the guy who exiled him.
— Andy Meanie (@AndyMeanie) September 23, 2017
Niasse walking into the changing rooms after the game. pic.twitter.com/thCu9dk65P
— NATHAN (@NathanCliffe10) September 23, 2017
Saturday’s goalscorer moved to Goodison Park back in February 2016 from Lokomotiv Moscow but failed to secure a spot in the first-team upon his arrival and was eventually sent to Hull City in January for a half-season loan spell.
Since his return, the new fan favourite has featured in a number of games with the Toffees’ Under-23s squad before finally getting called back up to join the first team in recent weeks.
After his impressive performances over the past two games, it is likely that Saturday’s Man of the Match will be called up for more games in the future as Everton prepare to face Apollon Limassol in the Europa League next week.
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