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Everton defender Yerry Mina is confronted by furious Toffees fans after their defeat to Southampton

‘Be a LEADER!’: Furious Everton fans confront Yerry Mina in the STREET and urge him to ‘show us a bit of heart’ after yet another defeat – with the Colombian vowing to ‘give my life’ for the crisis-hit club

Everton defender Yerry Mina has been filmed speaking to Toffees fans following his side’s latest defeat in the Premier League.

Everton lost 2-1 to bottom club Southampton at home and strong protests from fans followed, with supporters refusing to leave the ground after the game, with a hostile reception greeting the full time whistle.

Fans have called for the board to resign on a number of occasions, and some supporters have decided to speak to the players, with one in particular begging Mina to stay at the club if they are relegated this season.

Angry Everton fans wanted to talk to the defender

Yerry Mina was confronted by angry Everton fans after the side’s defeat to Southampton

Mina was part of an Everton side that lost 2-1 to the Saints and sit 19th in the league table

Mina was part of an Everton side that lost 2-1 to the Saints and sit 19th in the league table

In a video posted on social media in which the audio is hard to make out among the shouts from other fans, a passion supporter begs Mina: ‘If we go down, you stay. If we go to the Championship, you stay.’

It is unclear if the defender responded immediately, but he shook hands with the fan before being confronted by another, who informed the Colombian of his desire to meet with the board to discuss the situation.

‘Show us a bit of heart, lad. Be a leader then, lad. Speak out’, the original supporter continued.

‘Respect lad. Show me that passion.’

Mina paused, before saying: ‘I will give my life for this club’ in response.

Mina, who has formed a solid relationship with the fans, was asked to stay if the side are relegated this  season

Mina, who has formed a solid relationship with the fans, was asked to stay if the side are relegated this  season

He went onto apologise for the situation, before receiving a round of applause as he walked away from the crowd

He went onto apologise for the situation, before receiving a round of applause as he walked away from the crowd

The fan again gave his support to the 28-year-old, saying: ‘Show them that you’re the man then lad. Be our captain, wear the armband’, before Mina responded: ‘I’m sorry for this’, in reference to Everton’s situation.

‘It’s not your fault’, was the response before Mina was escorted away by a police officer to a round of applause.

Videos have also surfaced of Toffees winger Anthony Gordon driving away from fans, who chase his car down the road. 

Everton face fellow strugglers West Ham next weekend in what already appears to be a huge game in the race for survival, before a game against league leaders Arsenal and the Merseyside derby. 

Protests from Everton fans took place after the full time whistle at Goodison Park on Saturday

Protests from Everton fans took place after the full time whistle at Goodison Park on Saturday

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