‘Absolute Tosh’ – Nottingham Forest fans react as Rangers make major mistake in European Cup declaration
Nottingham Forest fans point to a major mistake made by Scottish giants Rangers by forgetting one of the greatest football stories in European Cup history.
The Scottish side tweeted that they were eager to celebrate them by becoming “the first major European club to reach their 150th birthday”, but their act of self-aggrandizement has apparently overshadowed Nottingham Forest’s colossal achievements.
Rangers lost the UEFA Cup finalists – now known as the UEFA Europa League – in 2008.
Forest fans of a certain age, meanwhile, will remember the Reds not only for reaching the European Cup – today’s UEFA Champions League – twice, but they will remember Brian Clough’s team who have sadly won the prestigious in consecutive seasons.
It’s a moment that has never been repeated since and it’s a huge moment in the Reds’ 156-year long history.
There was even an achievement film, I Believe in Miracles, which is now available to watch on Netflix.
Fans of the Reds quickly turned to social media to highlight the major blunder on the Scottish side, here’s what some had to say …
@ neilmarshall41: Uh #NFFC [with] 2 European Cups reached 150 a few years ago, how many did the Rangers win?
@Foresttimbo: Errrr, I’m pretty sure you were beaten at 150 by the double European champion Forest. Muppets.
@ WS19Eaton: Forest is 156 with two European Cups against a total of 0 for the Rangers. In addition, the Rangers are 12 years old …
@EJStockdale: Remember what we did… when we were in Munich and Madrid… Founded in 1865, but the boys in Scotland forgot that
@TrickyGBH: Absolute Tosh.
@ Martyns5: formed in 2012 and playing in a pub league. Try to search for #NFFC!
@ 1865NFFCpy: Big club? Hey big club, I can’t see you … Greetings from one of the biggest clubs in Europe. Already 156 years old.
@justinsinnotts: Have a laugh? The two-time European champions were trained in 1865
@_RickJO: Forest will be 157 next season guys, we also have 2 European Cups
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