Everton fans love Yerry Mina, says Marco Silva

Yerry Mina

Yerry Mina

Everton is going to launch an investigation into supporters who had allegedly sung a racist chant regarding the defender Yerry Mina.

"Everton Football Club is aware of the video posted on social media by an unaffiliated supporters' club", it said in a statement.

The club reacted with a statement insisting on their zero tolerance policy towards racism and revealed that it is investigating with the cooperation of Kick It Out, an anti-discrimination in football charity.

Kick It Out has also criticized the chant has said that they are going to make sure that a clear message is sent out that this kind of behavior is not going to be tolerated.

It was from last weekend's Premier League defeat to Manchester City. Racist stereotypes aren't acceptable, regardless of the intention of the supporters for the players.

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"We have contacted Everton and will work closely with them to guarantee a clear message that the chant is not acceptable".

The Toffees face Tottenham on Sunday, and at his pre-match press conference, Marco Silva echoed the club's sentiment on the Mina chant.

He is quoted by AS as saying: "We as a club, and in sport and life as well, it's something we have to put out of our lives". Football is a party for everyone to enjoy, to be a part of this sport, and we as a club want every type of racism out. They respect all the nationalities.

"I didn't speak with Yerry about the situation but it doesn't change anything with him".

"He'd love to stay in our club, he loves to work everyday".

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