You’d think Rangers legend Ally McCoist might’ve known that he repeatedly jabbed Nottingham Forest fans during ITV’s coverage of their ‘FA Cup upset’ over Arsenal.
Frustrated Forest fans took aim at Super on Twitter and social media after the ex-Rangers striker kept calling the club Notts Forest, a pet peeve of fans at the City Ground.
Whilst it was clearly not said as a deliberate wind-up, the jibe certainly landed amid a simmering rivalry of sorts between the Gers and the English Championship side.
Rangers legend Ally McCoist was perhaps a victim of circumstance after only a few weeks ago some salty Notts Forest fans and journalists took aim at Rangers for a tweet on the club’s 150th anniversary.
Rangers legend Ally McCoist upsets Nottingham Forest amid 150th anniversary dispute
Rangers claim they are the first “major European club” to reach the landmark – two-time European Cup winners and perennial Championship bottom feeders Forest beg to differ.
It created some upset online in the aftermath of the tweet and even had an Athletic journalist jibing towards liquidation as if Rangers even for a second took Forest into consideration.
The notion Nottingham Forest are a “major European club” was also ironically tested by the club’s impressive 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round victory over major European club Arsenal.
For the journalists, the fans and the players, this was certainly an FA Cup upset (if not a shock), something which really doesn’t back up the suggestion Forest are amongst Europe’s historical elite.
The Rangers subplots in the match didn’t end there either; Ibrox-linked Forest defender Djed Spence – on-loan from Middlesbrough – was mightily impressive in the match.
Former Rangers loanee Joe Worrall also played in the match and kept a clean sheet against the Premier League giants, with former Gers midfielder Mikel Arteta managing the Gunners.
It was a strong display from Nottingham Forest and they will now play Leicester in the 4th round of the FA Cup, but we can’t help but chuckle as Rangers legend Ally McCoist gets under their skin.
Forest fans might also be the only supporters in football – bar our rivals – who’ve got a bad word to say about Rangers legend Ally McCoist.