The bad tempers on the touchline in Wednesday night’s clash between Manchester City and Everton spilled into the directors’ box. City’s executive chairman Garry Cook is alleged to have had a guest of Everton’s board and his wife thrown out of Eastlands at the end of the match.
The ejected VIP was reported to be property developer George Downing, who allegedly upset Cook by chanting “2-0 and we’ve spent f*** all” during the match and goading the former Nike marketing man.
Everton are now seeking an apology from City. Spokesman Ian Ross said: “I can confirm we have written to Mr Cook to ask for his observations.”