By Declan Walsh

15th Jan, 2023 | 3:50pm

Richard Keys blasts Farhad Moshiri as he points at live footage of what Everton fans did inside Goodison Park

Richard Keys has torn into Farhad Moshiri for his interview with talkSPORT this week, in which the Everton owner blamed fans for a series of failed managerial appointments.

After the Blues lost 2-1 at home against Southampton on Saturday (14 January), large numbers of Evertonians stayed behind to protest against the club’s board.

Bill Kenwright and co stayed away from Goodison due to safety concerns as it was reported by ITV that Denise Barrett-Baxendale was “put in a headlock” and spat at.

Keys has now called on Moshiri to explain his motives for buying Everton, blasting the British-Iranian businessman for blaming supporters for his own failures.

“Farhad Moshiri has been talking again this week,” said Keys on beIN SPORTS after the 2-1 loss to Southampton on Saturday (14 January), as shown on the broadcaster’s Twitter account.

“I’d just like to know from Moshiri: why did you get involved? Because you’re not an Evertonian, nor is Alisher Usmanov, whose money it really is. He quit the fringes of influence at Arsenal to go to Everton.

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“Why? Why? What was your motivation?”

Andy Gray replied, asking: “Do you think you’d get an honest answer?”

Keys, after a slight pause, said: “You probably wouldn’t but you might get somewhere near him exposing himself.

“And then to turn around this week and (pointing at the fans) say these fans here, who grew up with blue blood – this club matters to them – to say, ‘it’s your fault I’ve been sacking a series of managers’. Are you for real? It’s his fault for appointing the wrong people, including Rafa Benitez.”

Gray added: “And the recruitment has been shocking.”

Ugly scenes everywhere

From the boardroom, to the coaching staff, to the players and to the fans – there’s a lot going wrong at Everton Football Club at this very minute.

Allegations of board members receiving death threats and being attacked are disgusting and we hope that whoever was responsible for that is punished to the full extent.

There’s simply no excuse for it – it doesn’t matter how badly they run our football club.

Moshiri’s ownership has been a debacle and he’s the man who needs to feel the full brunt of Evertonian’s rage.

For all the bad things you can say about Kenwright, at least he doesn’t go on a national radio show and blame the fans for the board’s mistakes.

Kenwright does care but he’s not doing a good job and he does need to go.

But Moshiri is the man who’s brought this toxicity upon the club with ridiculous decision-making and finger-pointing.

It’s no one’s fault but his, is the way he sees it.