Nottingham Forest have been fined £5,000 by the FA following their recent 0-0 home draw with Watford.
Forest produced one of their more impressive performances of the season against Watford, and were piling on the pressure towards the latter stages of the contest.
Having been booked for a late challenge on Cafu moments before, Nathaniel Chalobah was skating on thin ice when he produced a strong tackle on Harry Arter.
The referee waved play on, much to Forest players’ dismay, and Troy Deeney came inches away from breaking the deadlock.
Forest players, including Arter, were furious with David Webb’s decision to play on, with the Reds feeling that Chalobah was worthy of receiving a second yellow card.
Over a week on from the incident, Forest have now been fined £5,000 by the FA after ‘failing to ensure that its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion’.
Forest have accepted the penalty, but fans have been left hugely frustrated by the fine, and have since reacted to the news…
Have to be honest, I didn't like the way the players reacted around the referee. The challenge on Arter in question was a debatable yellow card. Had he not been booked earlier in the game, the players wouldn't have batted an eyelid.
— Trevor Simmons (@tvtrevstats) December 10, 2020
It wasn’t borderline at all. It was the clearest yellow you’ve ever seen in your life! The referee bottled it.
— Mariknackered (@mariknackered) December 10, 2020
Cloughie would have fined all the players as well.
— The KLD (@OriginalKLD) December 10, 2020
It’s all pointing to a relegation battle, where everything goes against you…..Sunderland anyone???
— Matt Allen (@miffy_newark) December 10, 2020
When the bad luck keeps coming then you know relegation is looming.
Here’s to being the best team of 2021
— T Bolts (@Marathon_Tardis) December 10, 2020
They should flat out refuse to pay
— martin valentine🇪🇺 (@SuperVallo) December 10, 2020
Taylor was hauled down on half way last night, most blatant card of the game ….nothing #inconsistent
— Glen E (@GlenElvidge) December 10, 2020
Ridiculous…was worth 2 red cards…
— Il Padrino (@clubberlang22) December 10, 2020
2020 just keeps on giving
— michael litman (@mlitman) December 10, 2020
The game has gone
— Daithí Ramone (@DavidJPBrown) December 10, 2020