Dwight McNeil responded to the Burnley boo boys by penning a heartfelt message to his former employers.

Dwight McNeil had a heartfelt response to the Burnley fans who jeered him as he faced his former club during the recent Carabao Cup match. The winger, now with Everton, received unexpected criticism during the early moments of the game against Burnley.

In a fitting response, the 23-year-old provided the assist for Everton’s first goal in their convincing 3-0 victory, with James Tarkowski, another former Burnley player, finding the net. While Tarkowski kept his celebration low-key, McNeil chose to express his happiness in front of the Burnley supporters.

After the match, McNeil took to his Instagram page to express his deep respect for his former club, stating, “A club I hold dear to my heart, always wishing Burnley the best,” and adding a white heart emoji to conclude his message.

Having risen through Burnley’s academy, McNeil made his professional debut for the Clarets in 2018. He subsequently made 134 appearances for the club, scoring seven goals.

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Following Burnley’s relegation to the Championship, McNeil was transferred to Everton for a reported fee of £20 million. The funds generated from this and other sales allowed Burnley to bring in players like Josh Cullen, Manuel Benson, and Anass Zaroury, who played crucial roles in the club’s Championship title victory.

McNeil is now managed once again by Sean Dyche, who secured a comfortable victory in his first meeting with Burnley since his dismissal in April 2022, this time in the cup competition.

The Toffees will now face Fulham at home in the quarter-finals.

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