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21st Apr 2024

Jamie Carragher responds to ’embarrassing’ Nottingham Forest statement

Callum Boyle

Jamie Carragher Forest

The club have said they will consider all options

Jamie Carragher has labelled Nottingham Forest’s statement after their defeat to Everton as “embarrassing”.

In a game that was vital for both sides’ quest to avoid relegation it was the hosts who emerged as 2-0 winners thanks to long range efforts from Idrissa Geuye and Dwight McNeil in either half.

It didn’t tell the whole tale though as Forest could have easily been awarded at least three penalties – one of the most notable being what looked like a clear handball from Ashley Young in the first half.

Forest, who have previously voiced their concerns with VAR, released a strong statement straight after the full time whistle in which they condemned the PGMOL and insisted that they will not let them get away with it.

It said: “Three extremely poor decisions – three penalties not given – which we simply cannot accept. We warned the PGMOL that the VAR is a Luton fan before the game but they didn’t change him. Our patience has been tested multiple times. NFFC will now consider its options.”

‘Like a fan in the pub’

Reacting to the statement after the game, Carragher slammed the Forest social media accounts for their unprofessionalism.

“It tells you where we are in the Premier League when clubs are doing that,” he said on Sky Sports.

“Stuart Attwell and Anthony Taylor have had a horrific day and they should be criticised as it could have real implications. But that, what I’ve just read there on social media. That’s like a fan in a pub.

“That is embarrassing.

“I get the frustration. That rubbish about the VAR being a Luton fan – they can’t get involved in that. You’ve got to show a little bit of class as a football club.”

Everton boost survival hopes

The win for Sean Dyche’s side means they are now five points clear of the bottom three while Forest remain just a point above Luton Town.

Burnley are also closing the gap after their win against Sheffield United on Saturday and face Forest on the final day of the season.

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