EVERTON director Robert Earl was interviewed on US TV last week, when he was asked if it’s impossible to make money from investing in football.
Earl answered in the affirmative during his stint on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show, when he also gave the presenters an Everton home shirt.
Along with suggesting he will be back in town in October for the derby, and inviting the hosts, Earl agreed with one of the anchors who asked if investing in the game was more ‘for the love of the sport’.
Maybe the question they should have asked is why Earl invested in buying shares in Everton in the first place.
Because following an early blaze of publicity when his friend Sylvester Stallone was a high-profile guest at Goodison, supporters have heard little else from the Planet Hollywood magnate.
Of course, his purchase of Paul and Anita Gregg’s stake in the club was ostensibly to aid his friend Bill Kenwright’s vision for the Blues’ future, but while the hopes of finding new buyers for Everton remain in the balance, it’s tough not to wonder what Earl gets out of his investment – and just how much love he still has for the game?