By Paul Robinson

16th Nov, 2022 | 7:00am

Everton players 'embarrassed' as Alex Iwobi incident dissected - pundit

Paul Robinson has claimed Alex Iwobi should not have thrown his shirt into the Everton fans at Bournemouth.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one said Frank Lampard’s side went over to fans at full-time to show their appreciation to the fans.

The Toffees were humiliated 3-0 by Bournemouth on Saturday (15 May).

It was the second time in a week the Merseyside club suffered a convincing defeat at the Vitality Stadium.

Everton’s travelling support were visibly angry in the aftermath of Saturday’s defeat.

Iwobi handed his shirt to the crowd but it was quickly thrown back onto the pitch.

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When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the scenes at the away end, Robinson said: “A lot of the time players go over to fans to say thanks.

“They want to show their appreciation for the fact that they have spent money to come and watch them.

“The players will know they have been poor and they will have been almost embarrassed to go over. They are not looking for the fans applause. They just wanted to show appreciation.

“Look, Iwobi should not have thrown his shirt in. That was a bad choice probably. Sharing your shirt is something done in a time of celebration.

“In Iwobi’s defence, he has been one of their best players this season. I really like the way he is playing.”

In other news, a former Fifa official has claimed a referee is set for a dressing down after James Tarkowski flashpoint at Everton.