Everton’s warm weather training
Everton are currently enjoying a mini break in Dubai as they were dumped out the FA Cup at Liverpool in the third round.
The Toffees have 34 points after 27 games this season, and they are in touching distance of securing their top flight status for another season.
Everton return to action on February 24 with an away trip to Watford’s Vicarage Road in the Premier League.
Mason Holgate partying with Pia Mia
On Sunday, pictures have been doing the rounds on social media of Everton defender Mason Holgate enjoying himself in Dubai.
Holgate has appeared on a couple of social media videos uploaded by American popstar Pia Mia.
Pia Mia is also currently in Dubai, and on Saturday night she attended a nightclub.
Everton’s Holgate was at the event, and by the looks of things he was having a great time.
Holgate must have been hot as he gave himself a champagne shower.
Was this a sanctioned night out for Holgate on Everton’s trip?
Was Holgate given the OK to drink?
Holgate doing bits in dubai😂 pic.twitter.com/sPZ6Xea6Ae
— Jack Barnes (@Jack_barnes1878) February 18, 2018
Will Sam Allardyce be happy about these images of his senior player spreading on social media?
For the record, Cenk Tosun was also spotted at the night out.
Roberto Firmino vs Mason Holgate
It’s been six weeks since Liverpool beat Everton in the FA Cup third round at Anfield.
So what’s happening at the FA regarding the Roberto Firmino and Mason Holgate race accusations?
The major flashpoint in the Merseyside derby was the confrontation between Firmino and Holgate.
Firmino was sent flying over the advertising hoardings as he and Holgate battled for possession near the touchline.
Immediately afterwards, and right under the nose of referee Bobby Madley, Firmino got into a heated exchange with the Everton defender. Holgate has since claimed that Firmino racially abused him.
Lip readers, however, believe Firmino called the Everton defender a ‘filho de puta’, a ‘son of a b****’, rather than referencing his skin colour.
It remains unclear when the FA will make a ruling.