By Matthew Shaw

17th Mar, 2022 | 9:08pm

Stan Collymore shares instant image of fan protest in Everton showdown v Newcastle

Everton welcomed Newcastle to Goodison Park on Thursday evening, and for once it wasn’t the players that left us shocked.

Ridiculously, what we assume was a Toffees fan ran onto the pitch in the second half and cable-tied his neck to the goalpost.

All of this was a protest to “Just stop oil” as it read on his T-shirt, with fans and stewards alike getting angry as it lasted nearly 10 minutes.

Stan Collymore took to Twitter to share images of the incident, and it looked clear that he was amused as anyone.

The first image was a clear one of the protester, who bizarrely tied his neck in a great risk rather than his arms.

Collymore’s second post was a picture of the huge cutters that were for whatever reason used to free the man.

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Everything about this was simply ludicrous.

From the fan tying himself by the neck to the post, to the huge group of stewards who clearly had no organisation from start to finish.

Getting the huge cutters simply made it look like a comedy sketch, something that has been left to the players recently.

The game was a drab encounter to say the least, with the Toffees having no real opportunities and clearly their lack of confidence is starting to take its toll.

Any chance of momentum was ripped from the game when this fan ran onto the pitch, and it took a while for anything else to happen.

It also nearly happened at the Arsenal clash against Liverpool last night (16 March), and something needs to be done to tighten up security to stop this becoming a regular occurance.

In other Everton news, Graeme Souness has laid into Farhad Moshiri for having his “trousers taken down”

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