Jeremy Corbyn has sent his best wishes to Nottingham Forest in their play-off final whilst doing a speech in Derbyshire!
The former Labour leader was in the city of Forest’s fierce rivals to inform the locals that he wants to see higher benefits and pensions.
He delivered a passionate cry about Derby being a proud city and cited the county’s industry and mining links of a previous era.
Everything was going well until he went and risked the wrath of the locals by issuing a bizarre announcement at the end of his speech.
In a strange conclusion, he shouted: “And good luck to Nottingham Forest.”
The Reds will travel to the new Wembley for the first time next Sunday. Steve Cooper’s team will face Huddersfield Town with the winners heading to the Premier League.
It’s the first time that Forest have been to Wembley for the first time in over 30 years. Derby have visited the new stadium three times and that’s often been a stick to beat the Reds with.
Whatever happens on Sunday, Forest won’t be playing Derby next season. The Rams will play in League One after finishing 23rd in the Championship during 2021/22.
This comment from Corbyn will upset an already disgruntled fan base even more!
Corbyn sends wishes to Forest but this is more comical than serious
It’s not the first time that Corby has said something that has raised eyebrows but what on earth is he thinking here?
Derbyshire residents listened with intrigue to his speech yesterday. They were lapping up what he was saying and on the whole, it was going well.
To then drop this bombshell in at the end simply saw all of his hard work undone in one fell swoop.
Forest fans will certainly find this ordeal highly amusing, whilst for Derby, it gives an already self-entitled fan base something else to whine about.