Lucas Digne sent Everton fans a red card message in the second half of his 1-0 victory over Huddersfield on Tuesday night.
The Blues traveled to the John Smith Stadium in desperate need of victory, with a shocked FA Cup going to Millwall over the weekend to further emphasize the bad run of the recent form.
And Marco Silva's side added three points that pleased travel support thanks to the strike in the opening minutes from Richarloson, after a good job by Tom Davies.
However, the other half was a battle thanks to Digne, who was released just 11 minutes after being inducted into action, and a quarter of the match still played.
Everton's defense and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford especially stood to keep the guests out and secure what is vital three points – and the French full back is full of praise for his teammates.
The Twitter defender sent a message that thanked them for their defeat and apologized to supporters for their red card.
He said: "You have won a great victory as a soldier [sic] yesterday, sorry for the red card, but for the most important +3 [points]. "
Digne will now be missing after Everton's upcoming Wolves match at Goodison Park, and Leighton Baines also faces the race against time to be suitable for the Saturday match.