Nottingham Forest fans on Twitter are frenzied after reading Kenny Burns’ recent column for the Nottingham Post.
The Reds legend wrote a piece in which he gave Sabri Lamouchi some free transfer advice on what he should do with the team’s striker position.
Burns’ idea was to sell Lewis Grabban in order to raise enough funds to bring Dwight Gayle in on loan.
The 65-year-old commented on Grabban’s performance from this past weekend stating, “He moped about, he barely showed any effort and just flopped on the floor hoping to get a free-kick from the referee.”
Understandably, many Reds supporters felt as if their former player was being a bit too brash when stating that Grabban should be sold after one bad game.
The 31-year-old was one of the East Midlands club’s best players last season as he netted 16 league goals.
The City Ground faithful were quick to defend their striker.
Wow I have so much respect for Kenny but this is a joke. The seasons 1 game old and comes out with that shout. The lads scored 17 goals last season in a stop start season with injuries. Proven goal scorer who needs service. ????♂️
— Alan Rogers (@alanrog3) August 5, 2019
After one game!! Dear me stop asking him what he thinks. Look where we ended up without grabbans goals back end of last season.
— Richard Fenn (@fennster87) August 6, 2019
Seriously need to move on from Burns and Birtles, there’s a few ex players commenting here who’s opinions I’d take more seriously than theirs.
Stop clicking the links and reading this rubbish. #nffc
— Dave Marmion (@Marmadelica) August 5, 2019
On top of disagreeing with Burns’ view, other supporters voiced concerns that comments like this could affect the team’s performances on the pitch – claiming that Burns could cause unrest in the camp and taking cheap shots at their players.
How does this help? Start of the season, a time to be positive and optimistic yet the post and kenny always publish the negative. #nffc
— Jack Norrish (@jnorrish93) August 5, 2019
Call Kenny Burns out on this Baz. How much unrest does this rag want to cause?
— Bren O’C (@BrenOC27) August 5, 2019
Disagree. Hugely disappointing. Expect better from all concerned. One game in and there’s a dangerous precedent being set. Not about agreeing or disagreeing with the opinion, feels like a cheap shot and an entirely unnecessary piece of commentary #nffc
— Simon Hunt (@VimFuego87) August 5, 2019
Ex-Forest star Andy Reid also chimed in his thoughts on what Burns had written. The former Republic of Ireland international clearly wasn’t too impressed by what he had just read.
— Andy Reid (@AndyReidXI) August 5, 2019