Everton star Fellaini: Refs target me because of my hair!

Everton star Marouane Fellaini believes he's targeted by refs because of his hair!

Everton star Marouane Fellaini believes he's targeted by refs because of his hair!

His last big brush with officialdom came with a retrospective three-match ban for a butt on Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross, which was not spotted by the officials in December.

He has since been booked twice and said: “During my first season at Everton I got 12 bookings.

“At the end of it a delegation of referees visited the club to explain why I had got so many yellow cards.

"But they ended up admitting some of the bookings were unduly harsh. I ask myself why they get given to me.

“No doubt it’s because I am not someone who can pass by unnoticed. I am tall, and my hairstyle is easily recognised. I know how to give defenders problems.

“I can see them keeping a special eye on me — they are frightened of me.”

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