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Everton fan 'can't look in the mirror' after being slashed in the face

Credit: Jay Burnes

A 'devastated' Everton fan says he 'can't look in the mirror' after being slashed in the face before the clubs FA Cup tie with Millwall.

Jay Burns posted a picture of himself in a hospital gown on Facebook with his cheek stitched up.

New footage shows yobs trading punches outside Surrey Quays station in South East London yesterday - before a thug rakes a knife down Jay Burns' cheek.

Credit: Social media video

It follows the emergence of online videos shows crowds brawling outside Surrey Quays station before the game. The Met confirmed a man in his 20s had been found with a "slash wound" to the face. No arrests have been made.


Richarlison's heartfelt message for Everton fans

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Today I’ve started a new chapter with the Toffees, the People’s Club. My shirt is now blue & white and I will wear it with pride and honour.

"I promise to give 100% commitment and effort on the pitch, as I have done in every match since I first starting playing. I will work hard to achieve success with this great and prestigious club! Thank you to Everton for the confidence put in me, and to the fans for your kind messages. I look forward to meeting you all soon at Goodison Park!"

– Richarlison

Everton get their £40 million pound man! Richarlison:'I want my dreams to become a reality here'

Richarlison wants his dreams to become a reality with Everton Credit: PA

Richarlison has emphasised his ambition and desire to try to make history with Everton after completing his move from Watford and signing a five-year deal to the end of June 2023.

The gifted Brazilian attacker becomes Marco Silva’s first signing as Blues manager and he believes that the Portuguese can help his “dreams to become a reality here at one of the biggest clubs in England”.

Silva was responsible for bringing Richarlison to England from Fluminense in August 2017 where the Brazil Under 20 international established himself with the powerhouse Rio de Janeiro-based club as one of his country’s brightest young talents.

I want to have a lot of success with Everton. I think it is going to be important for me here to be with Marco Silva again. I will learn more because I am still learning as a player and I aim to develop and grow here.

Everton have put their faith in me and I intend to honour this shirt and demonstrate on the pitch why I came here.

I’ve known the manager for a while obviously, so I know how he works.

I developed really well with him while he was with me at Watford. It was really good working with him and one day I believe he can help me to be selected for Brazil in the full national team.

But that is for the future and my present is here with Everton. I want my dreams to become a reality here at one of the biggest clubs in England.”

– Richarlison to Everton TV
He helped take Watford to within three points of a Champions League spot Credit: PA

Richarlison swiftly adapted to Premier League football last season, scoring on his full debut for the Hornets in a 2-0 victory at Bournemouth and winning rave reviews for a sequence of assertive and vibrant performances.

The versatile forward struck five times in his first 11 top-flight starts and contributed three assists during the same period, propelling Watford to within three points of the Champions League spot.

Silva likes his fierce work ethic Credit: PA

Everton boss Silva believes Richarlison’s range of attributes and fierce work ethic will make him a perfect fit for the Club.

He is one more player who can help us. He is a good player who will make our team and our squad more competitive.

The competition between our players is really important to me. This is what will make us better as a club, always that competition within the squad.

The player himself is fast, strong, very good technically and he can play in three positions across the front line. He can also score goals.

Evertonians will see a player who will be 100 per cent committed to helping our team always.

– Everton boss Marco Silva


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