A married Everton star has been suspended after he was arrested on suspicion of
child sex offenses.
The Premier League player, who can’t legally be named, was held by police last Friday
before being released on bail, The player, 31, has been suspended by his club while
police investigate the allegations.
Greater Manchester Police’s statement reads: “Officers arrested a 31-year-old man on
Friday 16 July 2021 on suspicion of child sex offenses.
“He is on police bail pending further inquiries.”
Everton’s Statement read: “We can confirm we have suspended a first-team player
pending a police investigation.
His arrest has sent shockwaves through the club with the Toffees’ first game of the
A source said: “It has stunned the dressing room. Everyone’s hoping the allegations
aren’t true.” The alleged offenses have been described as “very serious” with the
probe led by Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team.
Everton are due to fly to the US to compete in the Florida Cup against Millonaros on
July 26. The match will be the first with new manager Rafael Benítez at the helm after
he replaced Carlo Ancelotti.
Benitez’s appointment sparked outrage due to his history with arch-rivals Liverpool.