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Everton fans are demanding answers to the “absolutely appalling” situation outside Goodison Park last night, which saw a “very frightening crowd” at the turnstiles that left children in tears.
Ahead of the Carabao Cup clash between Everton and Burnley on Wednesday night, fans faced shortages at the turnstiles as digital tickets for season ticket holders were reportedly not scanned.
Huge crowds gathered along Bullens Road, Goodison Road and Gwladys Street at kick-off, with many missing the start of the game, which Everton won 3-0.
Fans reported being unable to move one way or the other due to the large crowds, and the Everton fans forum asked the club for “urgent answers” about what went wrong.
One fan, Brian, who had his 14-year-old daughter with him, posted: “Absolutely appalling show last night.” Goodison Road became a very scary place last night and no one seemed to care.
“You just start on time and don’t care at all about the well-being of the fans.” “Last night we were definitely not the people’s club.”
Another fan, Mark, wrote: “It’s a disgrace tonight.” We were in the crowd, a few guys shouted that he was disabled and couldn’t cope in the crowd.
“When we got to Winslow, we drove down onto County Road and then back up.”
“We were still 15 minutes late after arriving at the pitch 40 minutes before kick-off.”
Everton fans forum posted on This has been discussed with the club and urgent answers have been sought as to the cause of this chaos.”
Many published accounts of how they sought help from police and stewards, but received little support or guidance on how to safely navigate the long lines and crowds outside, some of which lasted up to an hour.
Mail Sport has contacted Everton for comment.