Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s dad slams their ‘numpty, bitter fans in Stone Island gear’ for abusing his son – and reveals his tears over latest injury
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin suffered a cheekbone injury on Sunday at Villa Park
- Calvert-Lewin’s dad has slammed a section of ‘bitter fans’ for mocking his son
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Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s dad, Karlda, has slammed ‘numpty Stone Island-wearing’ Everton fans for abusing his son during the Toffees’ 4-0 loss to Aston Villa on Sunday.
The 26-year-old, who has been plagued by injuries during his career, was forced off in the first half of the game after sustaining a nasty welt on his right cheekbone after colliding with Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez.
Calvert-Lewin attempted to carry on but the swelling got so severe that Sean Dyche had no option but to sub him off.
The frustrating events brought tears to his fathers eyes – which was only made worse by the abuse the Toffees striker received from a section of the supporters.
‘The life of a Premier League footballer Dad. The last time I went to Villa Park he was a 16 year old sub for Sheffield United,’ recalled Karlda in a Facebook post.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s dad (left) was brought to tears after his son suffered another injury
Calvert-Lewin was involved in a nasty clash of heads with Aston Villa goalkeeper Emi Martinez
The striker was sporting significant swelling as he walked away from the pitch on Sunday
‘Today I was there to see him start his first game in 2 years that he’s been fully fit.
‘I was nervous beyond belief but I knew how hard he’d worked to recover so had faith he’d be ok.
‘To see my Son hurt like that brought me to tears again. It always will no matter what age he is.
‘He’s now in hospital getting sorted. I hear the names he got called by his own “fans” first hand and what I will say is this.
‘My Son lives the dream daily like you wouldn’t believe and that won’t change, regardless of what some numpty Stone Island gear shouts.
‘Stay bitter fellas. Stay bitter. So it’s another little set back in a long list of set backs but he’ll be alright. He always is.’
Calvert-Lewin was limited to just 15 Premier League starts last season as the Toffees narrowly avoided relegation.
In addition to spending much of the previous campaign on the sidelines injured, he was again restricted to just 15 league starts in 2021-22.
The Englishman missed 32 games after suffering a fractured toe in August 2021 before his 2022-23 campaign was curtailed by knee and hamstring issues that kept him out for 14 matches.
Prior to his injury woes Calvert-Lewin found himself placed sixth in the Premier League scoring charts with 16 goals but has been unable to recreate those lofty heights ever since.
He has returned just 7 goals in his last 34 Premier League outings.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s dad, Carlda, shared a heartfelt message to Facebook after the game