Everton FC: No threats reported to police prior to game - BBC

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Everton FC said it was "unprecedented" for the full committee to beryllium instructed not to be a match

No threats oregon incidents were reported to officers anterior to Everton's crippled connected Saturday amid information concerns for its committee of directors, constabulary person said.

Everton FC said the committee missed the lucifer against Southampton due to a "real and credible threat".

The nine said directors were advised not to be Goodison Park pursuing "threatening correspondence".

Merseyside Police said it was successful interaction with the nine to found if immoderate offences had taken place.

In a statement, the unit said: "No threats oregon incidents were reported to constabulary anterior to the game, but we are successful connection with the nine to found if immoderate offences person taken place, and to guarantee that immoderate aboriginal reports are received done existing channels."

It added officers were alert of videos connected societal media of fans approaching players' cars arsenic they made their mode from Goodison Park aft the match.

Everton sources said the club's main enforcement Denise Barrett-Baxendale was manhandled by a instrumentality aft 4-1 location decision by Brighton earlier this month.

In a statement, Everton FC said directors were instructed not to be Saturday's lucifer "following malicious and unacceptably threatening correspondence" received by the club.

The determination came aft expanding incidents of anti-social behaviour - including targeted carnal aggression - astatine caller location matches, the connection added.

A nine spokesperson said: "This is an unprecedented determination for Everton Football Club - ne'er earlier has our full committee of directors been ordered not to be a lucifer connected information grounds.

"It is simply a profoundly bittersweet time for Everton and Evertonians."

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