Former Nottingham Forest defender Jordan Gabriel has inadvertently taken aim at the Reds in an interview with The Blackpool Gazette.
The right-back was surprisingly sold during the summer transfer window by Forest.
He made six appearances at the start of the campaign but was then offloaded to Blackpool for £700,000 on deadline day.
His departure saw Djed Spence and Mohamed Drager join the club and ultimately, the Reds have improved at the back.
Gabriel enjoyed a loan spell at Bloomfield Road during 2020/21. He was a mainstay in Neil Critchley’s team as they won promotion to the second tier.
Now, he’s been discussing the move he made during the transfer window and believes he now plays in front of the best fans.
He told The Blackpool Gazette: “I love it here. It was a big decision to make the move, but it was one of those things. It’s massive.
“It helps to have that bond with the fans because it gives me that confidence and belief to express myself.
“Whether it’s home or away, they are the best fans in the league; 100 per cent. No matter where we go, they always outsing other fans.”
Backhander from Gabriel shouldn’t bother Forest
The former Reds defender can say what he likes but ultimately, Forest didn’t win a game that he played in this season.
Of course, that wasn’t down to him, it was largely down to the dated tactical mindset of former boss Chris Hughton.
With that in mind, he was hardly going to see the sweet nature of Forest fans given that they were watching their team get stuffed each week.
Statistically, the Reds sit top of the pops for away attendances this season and have sold out forthcoming games at Reading and West Brom.
Gabriel’s move to play suits all parties and he did get a good reception after Forest beat the Tangerines last month.
Both have moved on and this little dig seems somewhat unsavoury.