Sheffield United star Jack Robinson has called Nottingham Forest embarrassing but the ex-Reds defender would perhaps be wise to look in the mirror.
The central defender was part of the United team that lost 2-1 to Forest on Saturday and in truth, Forest were much the better team.
Chances were missed by several Reds stars and on another day, the tie could have been all but over even at the halfway stage.
Robinson has taken offence at how Forest celebrated the second goal which Brennan Johnson scored in front of the travelling supporters.
The experienced defender obviously thought a little clap and a cry of ‘jolly good goal Forest’ would have been more befitting from the supporters.
Of course, there was pandemonium from the away end as Forest edged towards a big win on the road against a team that had spanked champions Fulham the week previous.
Robinson wasn’t happy though and bemoaned the celebrations.
He told the Sheffield Star: “You can never celebrate too early. It’s half-time, that’s what it is and there’s a hell of a long way to go. There are 90 minutes left yet and we are going to fight for it and give it everything. Our fans will get behind us and we will put them under pressure at their own ground.”
“They weren’t unbelievable on the day. It was just one of those games where maybe the occasion affects things a bit.”
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On Saturday, Forest walked the walk. In Steve Cooper, they have a manager who clearly has more class than Paul Heckingbottom and now Robinson.
The former Reds defender has tried the mind games but saying there is a lot of pressure on Forest to win promotion.
That might have a bit of truth but ultimately, Forest gifted every other team a seven-game start during 2021/22 and as a result, the team are now thriving on that pressure.
To call supporters and players embarrassing for daring to celebrate a big goal is frankly, embarrassing in itself.
Fans pay a lot of money to watch their team so why shouldn’t players show some passion and give supporters some fond memories.
If Forest can get over the line tonight, we’ll be sure to ask Robinson and Heckingbottom if it’s okay to start the celebrations.