Everton’s players are fully aware of how to behave on social media – Sam


Sam Allardyce says Everton’s players are fully aware of how to behave on social media, as the club waits to discover whether Mason Holgate will be punished by the Football Association.

Holgate made alleged homophobic comments on social media several years ago, and the posts appeared on his verified Twitter account in 2012 and 2013 when the defender was a teenager.

Asked about Holgate’s tweets in a news conference, Everton boss Allardyce said: “We go through meeting after meeting, from all areas, through the FA, through the PFA. All of them [Everton’s players] are shown what to do and what not to do.

“This is a historical tweet from many years ago so he [Holgate] doesn’t need any reminding because all the players have already been made aware for more than this year.

“I think it’s been going on for years that we’ve been pointing out to players what they do and what they don’t do, and they’re fully aware of that.

“It’s obviously not in my hands whatever the situation is now, but we will find out if and when what the course of action is.”