Everton have announced their statue of Dixie Dean is unscathed after it was set alight by a flare.
Footage released online of the incident outside their home ground Goodison Park on Monday.
In a statement responding to the vandalism, the club said: "Everton is assisting Merseyside Police with enquiries in relation to a flare ignited on the Dixie Dean statue outside Goodison Park.
"We encourage anyone with information relating to this disappointing and disrespectful incident to contact Merseyside Police.
"Following inspection - and cleaning of the memorial and the site - we can thankfully confirm no permanent damage has been done to the statue of our greatest-ever goalscorer - or the floral tributes laid at the foot of the statue."
The Dixie Dean statue is a place where relatives lay flowers for those who've recently past away.pic.twitter.com/XaBXO6yW1P— All Together Now Everton Podcast (@ATNCAST) July 6, 2020