Everton striker Jo suspended indefinitely

By Thomas Crean
Everton Striker JoStriker suspended after the Brazilian returned home for personal reasons over Christmas without prior permission

Everton Striker Jo

Everton striker Jo has been suspended by the Merseyside club after the Brazilian returned home for personal reasons over Christmas without prior permission from the club.

Manager David Moyes today said that the matter is to be dealt with internally, and confirmed that the player has returned to Liverpool.

“Jo went without permission to Brazil and he’s therefore been suspended from the Club,” Moyes said.

He added: “I am disappointed in him because he’s done well for us but it is an internal matter and it has been dealt with that way.”

It is believed that the timing of Jo’s departure during the exhausting festive period is what has upset the manager most.

“There has to be discipline at a Football Club. He left during a busy period for us so he is suspended,” he said.

He also revealed that he has not yet decided on how long the player is to be disciplined.

The manager added: “It might not be indefinite, I need to see how it is but I feel right now I have to take some action.”

Jo has made 24 appearances so far this term, hitting 2 goals in all competitions. He is currently on loan from Manchester City.

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