The Everton boss responded in good spirits to calls from Evertonians on the social media platform to replace the offending decorations with white ones.
He was asked about his mis-step at his press conference ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester United where he made light of his wife's choice of traditionally festive colours.
"OK, on the one side I understand the fanatic blue people. Of course I am the Everton manager and of course I'm a blue and will do everything to be successful at this great club.
"But I like a glass of red wine and if I drink a glass of red wine, I don't need to mention and to show I am a blue. But okay, it's funny and I don't take it too seriously because the last tweet was about what happened in life.
"What happened to the Brazlian football team... that's really news. But, again, that's a big mistake of my wife."
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1 Posted 02/12/2016 at 17:40:55
2 Posted 02/12/2016 at 20:49:43
3 Posted 02/12/2016 at 20:51:39
4 Posted 02/12/2016 at 21:03:12
5 Posted 02/12/2016 at 21:08:43
To be honest, it was Phil McNulty who kept it going on his Twitter account, winding people up.
6 Posted 02/12/2016 at 21:14:30
7 Posted 02/12/2016 at 21:26:09
8 Posted 02/12/2016 at 21:45:21
9 Posted 02/12/2016 at 21:53:14
10 Posted 02/12/2016 at 21:57:29
12 Posted 02/12/2016 at 22:16:10
13 Posted 02/12/2016 at 22:29:48
14 Posted 02/12/2016 at 00:20:29
Or will the arbiters of Blue Righteousness nix that little pleasure too...
15 Posted 03/12/2016 at 00:26:12
16 Posted 03/12/2016 at 06:13:47
Santa is RS, no two ways about it, and he should be treated as such.
17 Posted 03/12/2016 at 07:17:15
18 Posted 03/12/2016 at 07:53:26
I've got my own domestic issues to sort out though Ron – my missus dropped the bomb on me last week that she wants 5 (5!?) rooms decorating by Christmas Day. There won't be a drop of red in sight mind, I'm not doing any of them twice, schoolboy error.
19 Posted 03/12/2016 at 08:31:38
The look on my face said it all. I explained that I wouldn't be using it due to its colour.
I have got used to using it now...
20 Posted 03/12/2016 at 12:01:50
I prefer https://bluewine.uk
21 Posted 03/12/2016 at 12:42:35
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27 Posted 03/12/2016 at 16:18:10
Dis is good, I do tink.
28 Posted 03/12/2016 at 21:38:54
His comments irritated me because I follow Everton as a fan (and for well over 50 years) and I identify with them and want to share the glory of whatever success they achieve.
I am not really sure why that is so important for me. But it is probably because it gives me some kind of escape from the cynical real world. This would explain why it irritates to see an Everton manager who shows no signs or inclinations to play the game of being an Evertonian, during this brief period of his planned career path.
Moyes and Martinez understood that Evertonians expect their manager to be an Evertonian but this guy doesn't – he deserves a lot of stick.
29 Posted 04/12/2016 at 09:21:13
I couldn't give a shite about the colour of his Christmas tree, unless it can score 20+ goals a season.
The truth is Koeman isn't an Everton fan, Moyes pretended to be but was only to quick to rub our noses in it when he left, Martinez tried hard but nobody believed him either.
So what do we expect from a manager that we all knew would only be here for a few seasons?
Let him get on with the job, yes he's made mistakes which are giving me some issues when trying to like him, but the colour of his tree – give me a break.
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