Reading fans have launched a campaign for goalkeeper Adam Federici after his blunder vs Arsenal on Saturday against Arsenal.
Reading played Premier League giants Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday where they held the Gunners at 1-1 for 90 minutes in a stunning performance, which surprised most viewers given their Championship status.
The Royals went into extra time, and were about to pause for half time, when Alexis Sanchez cut into the box and hit a shot at keeper Adam Federici, who saved it but watched in horror as the ball trickled through his legs and over the goal line.
Federici was inconsolable and stormed off the Wembley pitch at full-time as he burst into tears in the arms of manager Steve Clarke.
Not only Reading fans, but fans around the country took to social media to say how awful they felt for the Aussie.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and keeper Wojciech Szczęsny, along with plenty of pundits and teammates all felt sorry for the 30-year-old, who despite his mistake, made some mind boggling saves during a fantastic football match.
But to show their support for one of the Reading fans favourite players, fans have launched the #FlagsForFeds on Twitter, which will see fans bring Australian flags to their home game against Birmingham on Wednesday night in order to comfort their keeper, who was clearly distraught after the game.
This is a fantastic gesture from Reading fans, and they hope it’ll inspire their keeper to keep up his superb form this season, They lie in 19th spot with two games in hand and have amassed 47 points this season.