Everton Fans Lash out at Martin Tyler for Questioning Everton's Integrity

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterMay 3, 2014

Everton's manager Roberto Martinez looks on ahead of the English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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It was always going to be an awkward situation with Liverpool fans hoping that their neighbouring rival Everton could earn a result against Manchester City on Saturday.

However, Everton fans turned their attention toward Sky's Martin Tyler as he seemed to have questioned both Everton's efforts along with those at Goodison Park in the Citizens' 3-2 victory. The loose inference was that Everton simply didn't want to win, nor did their fans, as they didn't want to help Liverpool's cause in winning the Premier League.

It's worth noting that Everton entered the match still with an outside chance of catching Arsenal for the Premier League's fourth Champions League spot. 

When Ross Barkley scored to give Everton a 1-0 lead, Tyler opined that the celebrations were "mixed." 

"You haven't seen too many halves like this in the Premier League," Tyler said, via Huffington Post UK, while lambasting the Goodison atmosphere. 

Everton fans were not happy in the aftermath. 

Hundreds of tweets coming in from neutral fans all calling @skysports Martin Tyler's slander this evening disgraceful. #everton

— GrandOldTeam.com (@grandoldteam) May 3, 2014

I hope an official at @everton makes a complaint about @SkySports and Martin Tyler questioning the integrity of the club #EFC

— Paul Sweeney (@paulcsweeney) May 3, 2014

Evertonians furious with Martin Tyler's comments during the game. Strange that.....I thought they all went the match.

— Lord David Moyes (@LordDavidMoyes) May 3, 2014

MARTINEZ "If anyone questions our integrity, they have no reason. Our intention to win this game was clear." @talkSPORT ON AIR

— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 3, 2014

Martin Tyler is embarrassing.

— City Watch (@City_Watch) May 3, 2014

How bitter was Martin Tyler tonight. Embarrassing.

— TheEvertonForum.com (@TheEFCForum) May 3, 2014