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01st Oct 2023

Nottingham Forest spell debutant’s name wrong on back of shirt

Callum Boyle

Nottingham Forest

Not an ideal way to introduce him

Nottingham Forest gave one of their debutants an awkward start to life at the club after spelling his name wrong on the back of his shirt.

Forest had another busy summer and signed 14 players during the summer window which included big names such as Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ibrahim Sangare, Divock Origi and more.

As well as the high-profile names, Forest also went out scouting across the globe to unearth the next big talent, with one coming from Brazil.

Murillo joined in a deal reported to be worth €12m from Corinthians and after taking time to adapt to life in England, was handed his debut in Sunday’s game against Brentford.

But the club made a fatal error when printing his name on the back of shirt and misspelt the centre-back’s name.

Instead of “Murillo”, the shirt said: “Murrillo”.

After joining the East Midlands outfit on deadline day, the 21-year-old said: “I am very excited to join Nottingham Forest.

“It is a big club with a huge fanbase and I cannot wait to start playing at The City Ground.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world, so I can’t wait to test myself and give my all for this club.”

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