If Everton fans wanted any more reasons to be against 777 Partners taking charge of their club, they should look at what’s currently happening at Vasco da Gama.

GE Globo cover them today and how fans of the Brazilian club are in open revolt against the owners, with graffiti, stickers and public confrontations the order of the day.

777 have been in talks for months to buy Everton from Farhad Moshiri but are yet to have the deal sanctioned, with the Premier League continuing to raise concerns about their ability to fund the move and indeed Everton.

Those concerns were added to today with reports that a loan to Everton had not been paid and that the Toffees had approached insolvency firms ahead of fears about the future of the club.

That missed payment was the latest in a series of issues around 777 Partners, with creditors chasing them for payments, several of their firms seeing credit scores decreased and even their airline in Australia entering administration and seeing assets seized.

They appear to be a company lurching from one disaster to another and their running of Vasco could certainly be seen as such.

Their takeover of Vasco was completed in February 2022, with the group buying 70% of their shares. In their first year there, the club seemed to be on a good track by getting the promotion to the first division. But that was all for them so far.

The Cruzmaltino finished the Brazilian League in 15th in 2023, avoiding relegation on the final day of the season. And after just four fixtures in the current season, they’re now 17th, indicating another poor season is on the cards.

That’s led to concerns from their fans, who last weekend, saw their team thrashed by Cricíuma 4-0, with former Everton attacker Yannick Bolasie showboating against them.

That led a group of fans to go to the training centre on Monday to have a quite intimidating chat with players, making it clear they haven’t won anything at the club and should show a lot more respect than they do.

And this morning, Vasco’s stadium, São Januário, was spotted sporting clear messages to 777.

Graffiti, in Portuguese, read ‘777 OUT’, with others saying, ‘Vasco don’t need you’. There were also some stickers stating ‘771, fulfil your promises’, as a reference to 171, which is a Brazilian slang for criminals. There were even messages written in English, which, shall we say, weren’t very polite.

In other words, they want the Americans out and have made their feelings extremely clear. Their running of the club has been less than satisfactory, and it only appears to be getting worse.

That should serve as a warning to Everton, who’ve already seen similar stories from the other clubs in the 777 network.