The newly-promoted Nottingham Forest received a fat dose of karma when they faced a struggling Wolves side at the weekend.
Things haven’t really been going that well for the Wolves at all. They had to recently sack their manager Bruno Lage after a poor start to the season that left them toiling in the Premier League relegation zone.
So when they faced fellow relegation battlers Nottingham at the weekend, a lot was at stake for them.
Currently operating without a permanent manager, they headed into the game against Forest at the back of three back-to-back heavy defeats in the league.
Nowadays, it’s the job of those on social media to try and rile up fans. It seems like football admins are also getting into that act.
Before the game, Forest’s Twitter account made a tweet that had a picture showing a player sitting on the Molineux stadium’s pitch with three little wolf babies by him. They backed it up with the quote ‘Playtime,’ which is basically a dig at Wolves.
If it isn’t quite obvious by the name, then the logo of Wolves also has the sign of the animal inscribed on it. They’re actually called Wolverhampton Wanderers, but the name ‘Wolves’ has caught up for being easier to say.
Forest’s dig on Twitter was basically having a little laugh at the Wolves’ misery and indicating that Steve Cooper’s side would play around them like little babies.
That confidence itself was quite shocking to see for fans, as it came from a team that had only won 1 out of their 9 league games before the weekend’s outing.
Realizing their error, the Forest Twitter admin hurried to delete the post. But nothing can really be deleted from the internet these days. The picture was saved by a number of supporters, especially by the Wolves fans – who rubbed their hands at how it could blow off in their opponents’ faces if the result doesn’t go their way.
Well, the worst-case scenario became a reality for the newly-promoted side. They ended up suffering a narrow 1-0 loss thanks to a goal from Ruben Neves in the first half.
Wolves’ Twitter account, which has been a little bit gloomy after the poor start to the season, suddenly lit up after that.
Instead of posting the generic full-time post, the Wolves admin had something special in store.
At the risk of promoting ‘deForestation’, the Wolves admin posted a picture of a tree trunk having been cut down by an axe – basically a metaphor for how they had cut down the ego of Forest and their overconfident supporters.
The win was especially sweet for Wolves, as it helped them move out of the relegation zone and into 17th position, one point clear of the relegation places.
They also ensured that Forest were bottom of the barrel, in the 20th place with just 5 points from their first 10 games back in the Premier League – that too with an awful -16 goal difference.