With the January transfer window now in full swing, Nottingham Forest are still waiting to make their first signing of the window.
Forest have made a promising start to the Sky Bet Championship season under Sabri Lamouchi, but many fans feel as though the Frenchman will need to sign another striker this month to provide some backup for top scorer Lewis Grabban.
The Reds have been linked with several different attacking players already this month – Brighton’s Glenn Murray, Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia and Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle just to name a few – but so far, the club are yet to sign anyone.
The Reds announced yesterday evening that on-loan Wolves striker Rafa Mir has left the City Ground, leading to further speculation that the club might be about to make a new signing.
Therefore, when the club put out a tweet this morning that began with the signing emoji, some Forest fans couldn’t help but get excited. However, it was not the announcement that many of them were hoping for.
Instead, the club were showcasing some of the work that the Forest players have been doing within the local community and tweeted a video of them signing shirts for charitable causes.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) January 15, 2020
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Plenty of Forest fans were quick to respond to the tweet and it’s fair to say that, judging by their reactions, quite a few were fooled by the use of the signing emoji. Here is look at some of the best responses from Forest fans on Twitter…
Imagine baiting us like that
— Ewan (@ewanbamford) January 15, 2020
Pure bait with that emoji never clicked a notification so fast!! 🙄
— T (@DallisonTommy) January 15, 2020
That's out of order that. Using the pen emoji during the transfer window. Jokes. #SacktheAdmin
— Ash Young (@Ash210397) January 15, 2020
Don’t do that to me admin.
— will (@WillTooley) January 15, 2020
@NFFC stop playing with us and sign someone 😂
— kile Baker (@kile_sixunited) January 15, 2020
Ok you got me 😩 ✍️
— Darren Morley (@Dazzler_m) January 15, 2020
Ugh thought this was a signing
— Lewis Treece (@LewisTreece) January 15, 2020
click bait at its finest 🤦🏽♂️ honestly thought we signed someone 🤣
— Kieran Mee (@Kieran__Mee) January 15, 2020
Hope the next tweet will be the news we're all waiting for..😬😰
— Arnold Red (@ArnoldRed5) January 15, 2020
Baiting us with ✍️
— TimLB (@NG_TMurphy) January 15, 2020
Dont ever start a tweet with that emoji unless its a signing 🥺
— Tom (@tompollard20) January 15, 2020