Nottingham Forest fans were slammed after chanting at Arsenal star Bukayo Suka


Fans of Nottingham Forest were criticised for their savage chanting against Bukayo Saka in Sunday’s shock win over Arsenal in the FA Cup.

Forest reached the fourth round thanks to a late goal by Lewis Grabban, who defeated the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta’s hook on Nuno Tavares raised eyebrows within half an hour. Nuno threw the gloves to his face in anger and Mikel Arteta was left with a few bruises.

The youngster was taunted by his home supporters who chanted “you’re gonna cry in a minute”However, it was Saka’s abuse that caused a few eyebrows online.

They sang “you let your country down”The 20-year old refers to the decisive penalty that he missed for England in the Euro 2020 final in July.

Nottingham Forest fans chanted 'You let your country down' at Arsenal's Bukayo Saka on Sunday
On Sunday, Nottingham Forest fans shouted “You let your country down” at Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka

Social media users quickly condemned the chant and branded Forest supporters “classless”.

“Forest fans booing Saka, then singing you let your country down is classless,”One fan wrote.

Another one said: “Forest fans booing Saka makes me feel f****** ill.”

“Notts Forest fans booing Saka and singing ‘you let your country down’ on national television. Utterly shameful. They ought to be fined and banned if repeated,”Another.

Forest fans even criticized the chant.

“Our fans booing Saka can f*** off,”One tweet.

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Bukayo Saka sees his penalty saved by Italy's Gianluigi Donnarumma during the final of Euro 2020
Bukayo Saka is relieved by the saving of his penalty by Gianluigi Darumma, an Italian official during Euro 2020.

The England international was able to drown out the chant by the away fans singing Saka’s name. Forest won the night.

Saka has received some abuse, along with Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, and Jadon Sancho, who missed spot kicks for England in this final. But, the overall response of rival fans since the summer was overwhelming positive, especially compared to years past.

Bitter rivals Saka was even given a standing ovation by TottenhamDuring a pre-season match, they made a gesture of solidarity to the England starlet during the match.

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