Soccer-Stolen image of Everton chairman found in canal

  • Football
  • Thursday, 16 Mar 2023

(Reuters) - Everton may have boosted their Premier League survival hopes of late but the club's ownership are still in troubled waters with the fans after a stolen sign with the image of chairman Bill Kenwright on it was found in a canal in Liverpool on Thursday.

The sign was part of a timeline of the club that ran around the perimeter wall of Goodison Park and was thought to be removed on Saturday on the eve of Everton's 1-0 Premier League win over Brentford.

"We spotted an object at the bottom of the canal and took it out. It didn't look like a sign at first but by the time we removed it, there was Bill looking up at us," a spokesperson from Stanley Flight Volunteers of the Canal & River Trust told the Liverpool ECHO.

Supporters have called for the club's board to be sacked with Everton fighting relegation for a second successive season.

The club said on Jan 14, that the board had been instructed not to attend the Premier League fixture against Southampton because of a "real and credible threat to their safety and security".

Everton are 15th in the league standings with 25 points, one above the relegation zone.

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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