Usually I’m against name-calling and harsh comments when it comes to rivalries.
I’m not really a fan of things becoming vitriolic when it comes to our association with Derby County, I’d rather the fire remained on the pitch rather than in the stands. However, on this occasion I’m quite happy to let that rule slide and say that no comments are off-limits, so long as you keep them legal.
I’m sure everyone has heard about the quite frankly stupid and dangerous incident that a number of Derby County players got themselves into last week, and the aftermath that has followed them these past few days. However, in a rather controversial decision, having been left out of the team to play Birmingham on Saturday, it looked as if their punishment from the club didn’t last too long, as two of the culprits were named in the squad for their trip to Barnsley last night.
And Nottingham Forest fans were never going to miss an opportunity to kick a team when they’re down, although unlike last month when they were taking the mick out of them, this time it took a more serious tone. Reds fans absolutely tore into County for their decision to play the two culprits and the message that it sends.
Lawrence & Bennett get hammered, crash their car drunk & speeding, leave the captain for dead in the back seat & end his career & have zero respect for #dcfc & their fans, so what does the manager do?
Puts them straight back in the squad & sweeps it all under the carpet ????????♂️
— martyn (@martynbigdog) October 2, 2019
— Rob Price (@Robbo_P) October 3, 2019
Can’t see how Derby recover this situation now. All the positivity that surrounded their club last season under Lampard has been wiped out because of a decision to seemingly condone drink driving and bringing shame to the clubs name. #nffc #dcfc
— Mandeep Pabla (@RedMist82) October 3, 2019
So Derby county have both Lawrence and Bennett in the match day squad tonight, they should be tottally embarrassed In themselves as a club, they shouldn’t play professional football again. They should be banned, Shame on you #Dcfc #dcfc #nffc #EFL
— scott nffc pickworth (@soccolegend) October 2, 2019
Derby definitely shouldn’t play them and sell them at the earliest opportunity but to say them should never play football again is unrealistic and slightly extreme
— Craig (@stonbank) October 2, 2019
— Hannah Forest ????⚪️⚽️ (@hannahforest) October 2, 2019
Disgusting from Derby. Unreal. #nffc
— mason (@mason_tweet) October 2, 2019
Derby setting a fine example for all young players out there. Break the law and you can still play and pick up a wage. Games gone #NFFC
— Daniel Bird (@DanielBird1985) October 2, 2019