Date: 3rd May 2019 at 4:30pm
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Some Everton fans have been reacting on social media to a tribute planned for the visit of Burnley to Goodison Park, in what will be our final home game of the season.

The tribute will see a banner held aloft during the game celebrating the achievements of our Holy Trinity: Howard Kendall, Colin Harvey and Alan Ball.

The trio are steeped throughout Everton’s illustrious history, with 916 club appearances between them, topped off with the 1969/70 English top-flight title.

Harvey also lifted the 1966 FA Cup, having scored the goal which saw us progress through that year’s semi-finals.

Likewise, Ball tasted success in the oldest club knockout competition in world football, albeit without lifting the famous trophy, as the Farnworth-born midfielder scored the only goal of the game when we eliminated Liverpool from the 1967 competition.

That was Ball’s first season at Goodison, and saw his name finish the campaign top of the club’s goal charts with 18 in all competitions, a record he would better in the following campaign with 20 in the old First Division alone.

Plans to celebrate their achievements with a banner during the Burnley game is not the only event scheduled for Friday night, either, as the Holy Trinity statue outside St Luke’s Church will also be unveiled.

When the banner was shared on social media, though, this is how some Everton fans reacted…