The Merseyside police are investigating a banner aimed at the new Everton boss Rafa Benitez. The banner was hung very close to his family home in Liverpool. The Spaniard was in charge of Liverpool for five years where he won a Champions League as well as a FA cup. A poster that read ‘We know where you live, don’t sign’ was allegedly put up on social media. The surrounding was similar to his family home in Wirral.
“We can confirm police are investigating reports of a threatening banner at a location in Caldy today, Monday 28 June,” a Merseyside Police statement read addressing the Rafa Benitez poster. “At around 7 am, it was reported that a banner made from bedsheets had been placed over a wall and bushes on a residential driveway, with wording which is thought to target football manager Rafa Benitez. If anyone has information about who produced the banner or helped to put it up, please let us know as soon as possible.”
“This message has understandably caused some distress and worry for residents in the area. Due to the football language used, we suspect that it was aimed at Rafa Benitez – but whoever placed the message left it outside the wrong house.” Detective Inspector Darren Taylor said.
Benitez’s past as the Liverpool manager has sparked rage amongst Evertonians with a number of banners being displayed around the city. A number of banners were also seen at Goodison park, home to Everton FC.