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May 012016
 
Roberto Martinez had said he was “ready to fight more than ever” in the lead-up to the match following Everton’s FA Cup semi-final defeat a week ago

Around 100 Everton fans stayed behind for 90 minutes to protest against manager Roberto Martinez following Saturday’s 2-1 win over Bournemouth.

Supporters displayed banners that read “Martinez out” and called for chairman Bill Kenwright to step down.

Another banner that read “Time to go Roberto” was flown over Goodison Park during the match.

“Those aspects [the protests] are not for me. My concentration is on preparing for the game,” said Martinez.

An anti-Martinez banner was flown over the ground during the match – NSNO stands for ‘Nil satis nisi optimum’, Everton’s motto, which is Latin for ‘Nothing but the best is good enough’

The protesters who had stayed in the ground eventually dispersed around 18:15 BST.