Nai­smith earns Good­i­son cheers

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

EVER­TON’S League Cup up­set at the hands of sec­ond tier Nor­wich City yes­ter­day was over­shad­owed by the rare sight of the Good­i­son Park faith­ful giv­ing a stand­ing ova­tion to an op­pos­ing striker scor­ing against the home side.

Steven Nai­smith, who net­ted the opener in the 2-0 win, spent four years at the Mersey­side club be­fore he moved to Nor­wich in Jan­uary but he re­mains a fan­favourite at Ever­ton thanks to his in­dus­tri­ous dis­plays on the pitch and so­cial con­science off it.

The 30-year-old is no stranger to char­ity work and helps home­less cen­tres in Liver­pool and Glas­gow. Nai­smith reg­u­larly bought tick­ets for Ever­ton home games to do­nate to un­em­ployed peo­ple across Liver­pool dur­ing his time at Good­i­son Park.

“The re­ac­tion sums this club up. Ever­ton is a mag­nif­i­cent club with mag­nif­i­cent peo­ple,” Nai­smith told Bri­tish me­dia.

“It was weird for my­self but the fans have been mag­nif­i­cent to me through­out and I wouldn’t have ex­pected any­thing else. I couldn’t have wished for a more spe­cial way to score,” he added. – Reuters

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