Date: 17th April 2018 at 7:16am
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A set of unfortunate quotes from Leighton Baines in a recent club interview have sent Everton fans into meltdown once more given frustrations at life under manager Sam Allardyce.

Fresh on the heels of Sunday’s social media antics concerning Morgan Schneiderlin – FANS MOCK EVERTON MIDFIELDER’S SWANSEA COMMENTS – APRIL FOOL’S GONE – his comments about his own form and how he felt the Everton players had shown fans their ‘desire’ in the Swansea draw, unfortunately, the club have gone and done it again, giving us a hot topic from Monday.

The interview in question – Click Here – saw Baines praise Yannick Bolasie for his performances since returning from a long-term injury. There was nothing intrinsically wrong with his words but with the current frustration for some amongst the fanbase, well it’s a red rag to a bull.

The main gripe came from Baines making comments along the lines of letting Bolasie ‘go and express himself’. But with five successive starts in recent times, the full-back was not wrong in saying.

“When you have that type of injury it is always going to take you a bit of time to get back up and running and get your legs back under you. He has started to do that and is someone I know, that if I give him the ball, I just have to support him from behind. He is good to play with. He is always a threat for us and keeps the opposition full-backs busy. He has had a few good performances, set up a few goals and scored as well.”

Baines also commented that with games under his belt his confidence would naturally rise and then we’d see the best of him once more.

Support for his teammate and on the face of it, perfectly sensible. For fans though, football is emotion based.

Those were the politer responses. Others weren’t as forgiving.

With Bolasie certainly not back at his best it’s difficult to write him off just yet, but with feelings so high the club can’t keep giving fans ammunition as they will use it until spirits rise.

Everton are far from alone in misjudging the time of an interview but two in two days could be a new Premier League record.