Karim Ansarifard hasn’t endeared himself to Nottingham Forest fans after last night’s 3-1 defeat at home against Aston Villa.
The Iranian has only recently broken into the first team picture at the City Ground, but after last night he might find himself back on the edge of the first team picture.
He struggled in the system, but that wasn’t the sole reason for the fans’ anger. He also took a dive, not even a good one, which could easily have seen him dismissed for a second bookable offence.
It’s not the first time he’s made a bad attempt to con a referee either, pulling off another terrible tumble whilst plying his trade in Greece.
He came off after 62 minutes of last night’s encounter with the score already 3-1 to Aston Villa and one can only begin to imagine how his antics were perceived by the no-nonsense Roy Keane afterwards.
It’s fair to assume that the collection of tweets below don’t even begin to cover the level of retribution his management team levelled at him…
Ansarifard doesn’t look good enough to me #nffc
— Kurt the Pig (@KurtTheGerman1) March 13, 2019
Better take Ansarifard off before he’s sent off.
— Warren S (@1wozza) March 13, 2019
— Dom Blakey (@DomBlakey) March 13, 2019
So, controversial question maybe but do you think that by playing Carvalho we have seen why he hasn’t played as much as people would like? Also Ansarifard? He was lucky not to get sent off ????????
— Gary Whiley (@GazNG4) March 13, 2019
That’s embarrassing from Ansarifard, nothing I hate more than diving! #NFFC
— Lucy (@Lucy_Hamson) March 13, 2019
About last night – Yates worst game since coming into the team & the midfield didn’t cope with Villa’s movement off the ball – can’t play Ansarifard & play long ball needs to be to feet – Villa took their chances Forest didn’t BUT it’s still better than for a long time #nffc
— Ian ????⚪️ (@ismith1968) March 14, 2019
Not having the way Ansarifard behaved , embarrassing #nffc
— Alan Macleod (@AlanMacleod14) March 14, 2019
For me, ansarifard proved tonight hes not good enough, not his fault, and just how much we are missing matty cash. Still plenty of points to play for
— andy matthewman (@mattynffc) March 13, 2019