Nottingham Forest miss the point with ‘embarrassing’ Newcastle United social media post

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Nottingham Forest missed the point with a post moaning about Newcastle Unted’s equaliser.

Nottingham Forest have come under criticism after uploading a social media post complaining about Newcastle United’s equaliser in Friday night’s Premier League clash.

Steve Cooper’s side opened the scoring in the 26th minute when Emmanuel Dennis capitalised on Sven Botman’s short backpass before Alexander Isak levelled on the brink of half-time.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Forest, however, felt aggrieved at Isak’s strike, with Cooper believing Joe Willock fouled Andre Ayew before advancing down the right and delivering the cross from the Swede to volley home.

“For us to make those decisions in the build-up ourselves is something you get punished for at this level.” said Cooper. “I won’t dwell on it too much - it’s a foul on Andre [Ayew] in the build-up. The referee has made a poor decision, but so have we.”

In a bizarre, and perhaps unusual twist, Forest carried their complaints to social media, with a Instagram post that read: “Crucial decision in a crucial match - and we’ve been badly let down again by the wrong call 🤯”

Forest, however, have clearly missed the point - with a certain disallowed goal completely ignored. There wasn’t one pundit that thought it was the correct decision to chalk off Elliot Anderson’s 64th-minute goal, yet it happened.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

So, it was only right Newcastle clinched a winner deep into injury time when referee Paul Tierney, arguably the only call he got right on the night, had no choice but to penalise Moussa Niakhate for a handball - allowing Isak to win it from the spot.

The post by the Reds even brought criticism from its own supporters, with one fan replying: “Someone have a word with the admin. Fans can debate this stuff all they want, but our official account? Embarrassing.”

Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.