Yes, we know derbies are passionate affairs. And yes, we know tempers sometimes boil over. But there is absolutely no excuse for a deliberate ankle-breaker, kicking the ball away, then pumping the club’s badge with your fist as you make your way to the tunnel.
Yet that’s exactly what Everton’s vile Argentine defender Funes Mori did during the derby.
His horrendous tackle on Origi could be very serious for the Belgian. He was just coming into form, and with a big few domestic weeks ahead and the Euros on the horizon, the injury couldn’t have come at a worse time.
To be fair to the Everton dugout, they were clearly unimpressed. Their assistant manager Graeme Jones gave him an absolute earful as he headed to the dressing rooms.
Unsurprisingly, fans from across the football world were disgusted…
I want to take a baseball bat to Funes Mori’s face, badge tugging cunt
— The_Finn (@The_FinnSA) April 20, 2016
Origi’s season over with then. Thanks for that Funes-Mori. Piece of shit
— RT (@RyanTaylor_14) April 20, 2016
@c_dowley Funes Mori should sit the rest of the season. Three games for the foul and then extra for the celebration.
— Benjamin Valentine (@bvalentine14) April 20, 2016
Funes Mori deserves another ban on top of his sending off. Ridiculously poor challenge.
— Osama Hussain (@1Osama_h) April 20, 2016
What a total and utter piece of shit Funes Mori is, pumping the chest and practically celebrating giving a fellow pro a bad one? #Scum
— Pete Dobosz (@PeteDobosz) April 20, 2016
The piss poor acknowledgement of fans who stayed at the end from Martinez and the reaction from Graeme Jones to Funes Mori said it all #EFC
— Ben Grounds (@Ben_Islington) April 20, 2016
Mad Funes Mori grabbing the badge after that tackle
— Jack Wadsworth (@JackWadsworth94) April 20, 2016
— Mark Rouke (@Mark_Rouke) April 20, 2016
No sportsmanship in the slightest from Funes Mori
— Sol (@SolTaibi) April 20, 2016
I want to punch Funes Mori so badly rn
— Param Patel (@param0307) April 20, 2016
Funes Mori is a disgrace to a club as well
— Sinead R (@nade100) April 20, 2016
.. than I’d feared. But no one who’d watched him for River Plate can really be too surprised by the red card
— Tim Vickery (@Tim_Vickery) April 20, 2016