Fans baffled by Everton 'cult heroes' banner that features loan player who played 17 games for the club
This banner to club legends involves Landon Donovan who played 17 times for Everton.— David Morrison (@DMorrison07) April 7, 2023
Less games that Amido Balde played for Celtic. https://t.co/99vjdRfYBv
Here's how fans reacted to the banner on Twitter.
One said: "Yeah, none of us know why Donovan is there. My guess would be the Americans getting involved but even then why not pick Tim Howard," while another wrote: "It’s been mentioned by other people but I do wonder why Landon Donovan is on this banner/flag."
A third wrote: "Not sure how Landon Donovan and Richarlison make it on there to be fair, I liked them both and they did a job but not legend status like the others."
That being said, some defended Donovan for the impact he made at Goodison Park during his short stint on Merseyside.
Cult heroes banner for Boxing Day 💙🤩— Everton (@Everton) December 21, 2022
🎨 @GwladysSt1938 👏
A total of 20 former and current fan-favourites feature on the banner, including current captain Seamus Coleman, who was delighted with the creation.
"It's amazing. The amount of hours that has gone into it - 150 hours, I believe - is incredible," he told EvertonTV.
"It's a great honour to be on there, to be amongst so many great players and it'll be great to see it on the Gwladys.
"It's always a nice touch when you look over and you see something like this at the Gwladys Street - it gives the players confidence going into a game."