Nottingham Forest played for over an hour with 10-men in yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Burton Albion, following a red card to right-back Eric Lichaj in the first-half.
The American defender was given his marching orders for a thundering challenge on Martin Samuelsen and left the Reds with an uphill task in their attempts to claim three vital points on the road.
It doesn’t seem like too long ago when Lichaj was notching a brace to send Premier League giants Arsenal packing in the FA Cup third round and yesterday’s incident hasn’t gone down too well with many Forest supporters, who feel that the defender badly let the team down.
The Reds’ faithful were quick to take to social media regarding the 29-year-old’s dismissal and here at Football League World, Lee Clarke was on hand to mop up the variation of reactions towards Lichaj’s moment of madness.
28' Burton 0-0 #NFFC: Lichaj is sent off. After the American received some treatment, the referee brandishes the red card and Forest are down to ten men
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) February 17, 2018
Eric Lichaj sent off for Forest..? Surely that's not allowed!?? Doesn't the ref know that he got a dog..?
— Ryan O'Meara (@_omeara_r) February 17, 2018
Hero to zero in the space of a month.
— Forest Logic (@ForestLogic) February 17, 2018
Hope Eric Lichaj is fined the maximum amount possible for that, absolute disgrace #nffc
— Reiss Lane (@ReissNFFC) February 17, 2018
— James Wright (@jez100) February 17, 2018
— B8S (@batesy7891) February 17, 2018
Red deserved @EricLichaj shocking
— Robo Dodds (@RosieDodds86) February 17, 2018
Eric Lichaj with a disgusting challenge on an opponent? Surely not #FootballOn5
— Vicki (@ThickBlueLine) February 17, 2018
@EricLichaj you let the boys down today Eric! Stupidity doesn’t even come close ????
— Richard (@Titch_24) February 17, 2018
Nottingham Forest fans, what do you make to the red card shown to Eric Lichaj? Let us know in the comments below!!!