Everton fans on Twitter berate Martinez over treatment of 25-year-old

Oumar Niasse has played 29 minutes of football for Everton this season

Roberto Martinez could single-handedly rid the world of Isis and it wouldn't change the stance of most Evertonians.

After an anti-climactic 2014-15 campaign, the Spaniard promised improvement at Goodison Park. But in truth, this season has been far, far worse.

His failure to address a porous back line, unwavering loyalty to a clearly past-it Tim Howard and baffling comment after baffling comment have left Roberto's position untenable - in the fans' eyes at least.

But Wednesday night's 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace brought a new gripe to the surface: his reluctance to use £13.5 million January signing Oumar Niasse.

The former Spartak Moscow forward has played 29 minutes of football since arriving on Merseyside and was snubbed completely at Selhurst Park - where he remained fully trackied up as Arouna Kone started ahead of him.

With little to play for league-wise, Everton fans are struggling to get their head around the Senegal star's repeated omission.

This was the reaction on Twitter...


Niasse scored 13 goals for Spartak during the first half of the campaign.

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