Nottingham Forest were left frustrated as their game at Bournemouth was postponed just hours before kick-off on Friday. Supporters have a somewhat cynical theory as to why it was cancelled.
According to a statement from the Cherries, safety concerns from the powers that be caused the game to be postponed. With several fans already on the south coast, Forest were demanding to see the evidence.
It’s thought that Storm Eunice had caused chaos at the Vitality Stadium. Part of the main stand was thought to have been damaged but Forest fans aren’t convinced that’s accurate.
Bournemouth were without several first-team players going into Friday’s game. Ryan Christie topped a list of players who Scott Parker would have dearly loved to call upon.
Supporters think they know exactly why the game was called off and it’s got nothing to do with any potential damage to the stadium.
In the aftermath of the game being called off, plenty of fans took to Twitter to discuss why they thought the game had been postponed, leaving many fans stranded in Bournemouth.
Forest right to demand answers after Bournemouth farce
Sky Sports should take a lot of flak for putting the game on a Friday night in the first place but Bournemouth should be thoroughly ashamed of their conduct.
With the town on a red weather alert, there was literally no need to wait until gone 3:30pm to inform Forest supporters that the game was called off.
The decision should have been made in the morning before any fans has travelled in the first place.
Of course, it’s perhaps cynical for Forest fans to think the game didn’t go ahead because the hosts were missing so many players.
It does make sense though and the Reds deserve some answers from Bournemouth and the EFL.