Joe Lolley has taken a sly dig at Derby County after Nottingham Forest’s victory on Saturday.
The winger played a key part in the Reds’ 1-0 victory over the Rams and that meant Sabri Lamouchi won an East Midlands derby for the second time since taking over at Forest.
Lewis Grabban capitalised on Jayden Bogle’s misplaced pass to score the winner in the second half at the City Ground.
Lolley’s dig came in a reply to teammate Matty Cash about Joe Worrall after the defender had been spotted starting chants whilst drinking in a pub with some Forest fans.
Make sure you get a taxi home @JoeWorrall5 👍🏻
— Joe Lolley (@JLolley23) November 9, 2019
Lolley replied to Worrall saying “make sure you get a taxi home”, which sparked a media frenzy as many thought that the midfielder was referring to the incident that saw multiple Derby players arrested for drink-driving earlier in the season.
Many Forest supporters reacted in a hilarious manner to the tweet, whilst some Derby County fans were left angry that a joke had been made about the situation.
The result meant that Lamouchi’s side ended the day in fifth place in the Championship and that will give them much-needed confidence heading into the international break.
Will Nottingham Forest get promoted?
It is a little dig at the Rams, and it’s nothing more than a bit of light-hearted banter after a derby victory. Forest supporters will only grow even more fond of Lolley after seeing this and it’s nice and refreshing to see players still have a sense of humour.
The Reds weren’t at their best on Saturday, but a sloppy giveaway of possession meant that they were able to win the game.
Under Lamouchi they look a lot more solid in defence. Forest have to keep it up, and if they can continue to be tactically better than their opposition then there’s an opportunity they could be promoted.