Everton awards dinner falls victim to Roberto Martinez’s sacking

Everton’s 3–0 loss to a Sunderland side desperate to preserve their Premier League future proved to be the last straw for the Toffees, prompting them to sack manager Roberto Martinez the following day. Coincidentally, this also happened to be the day for which the club’s end of season awards celebration was scheduled. But since a 3–0 loss to Sunderland and sacking your manager after weeks of fan protests pushing for that decision make for a difficult lead-in to a party, the event was postponed mere hours before it was set to begin.

The tickets were sold out, the tables had been set, and food presumably in the process of being prepared when the announcement was made. But all of that goes to waste. Instead, there is only quiet contemplation about a disappointing season. And Roberto Martinez dancing to Jason Derulo in our minds.