Everton defender Luke Garbutt has taken to Twitter to give a very honest opinion about fans celebrating Liverpool’s Champions League parade on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool earned their sixth Champions League trophy with a comfortable 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, in a match that failed to live up to the hype. Goals from Mo Salah and Divock Origi were enough.
Upon Liverpool’s arrival back in Merseyside, the BBC claim 750,000 members of the public watched on as the Reds paraded through Merseyside with the trophy. Garbutt, though, reckons they were not all Liverpool fans.
Taking to Twitter, the Everton outcast and former Leeds left-back said that he cannot understand why anyone other than Liverpool fans would attend the parade – suggesting even Everton fans had attended.
I get be proud for the City of Liverpool however attending the parade today if your not a Liverpool fan I don’t understand that, your red or blue simple as that 🤷♂️
— Luke Garbutt (@luke_garbutt) June 2, 2019
The Reds finally ended their wait for a trophy, which had lasted seven years after holding aloft the League Cup in 2011-12. It is Jurgen Klopp’s first Champions League win, after reaching three finals.
Garbutt has had a difficult time at Everton since joining the club in the summer of 2009 from Leeds as a teenager. He has since gone on loan to Cheltenham, Colchester, Fulham, Wigan and Oxford United.
Everton fans reacted to Garbutt’s message on Twitter, and the majority applauded the 26-year-old defender for his honesty. One fan reacted by urging Everton to offer a three-year contract to Garbutt.
A man after our own heart💙 pic.twitter.com/sK7qSyldZH
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) June 2, 2019
Couldn’t agree more 💙 UTFT
— Julie (@juliekennedy63) June 2, 2019
New 3 year deal.
— Andy (@AndyCM81) June 2, 2019
Well said Luke. Left the City this morning and went for a drive. No time for gloryhunters.
— Scousericey (@scousericey) June 2, 2019
completely agree luke, no time for these bandwagoners. didnt watch the game and stayed away from town today
— Lynsey Alexander (@Alexlyn83) June 2, 2019
Goddamn right, Luke. Amazing how some can’t wrap their head around that thought.
— Jordan Pickford’s Rave Planner (@IamBradMinoski) June 2, 2019