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Nottingham Forest fans slammed for chanting ‘you let your country down’ to England’s Bukayo Saka during Arsenal clash

NOTTINGHAM FOREST fans shamefully sang ‘you let your country down’ in the direction of Arsenal star Bukayo Saka, as well as booing the 21-year-old star. The vile chants came during Arsenal’s FA Cup third round tie against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. The fans were referring to Saka’s miss for England in the Euro […] ...

NOTTINGHAM FOREST fans shamefully sang ‘you let your country down’ in the direction of Arsenal star Bukayo Saka, as well as booing the 21-year-old star.

The vile chants came during Arsenal’s FA Cup third round tie against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

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Saka was subjected to classless chants from sections of the Nottingham Forest crowd[/caption]

The fans were referring to Saka’s miss for England in the Euro 2020 final penalty shoot-out against Italy, despite the 21-year-old playing a major part in the Three Lions’ run to a first major final since 1966.

And the section of insensitive supporters at Nottingham Forest were immediately slammed on social media.

One wrote: “Forest fans booing Saka, then singing you let your country down is classless, then the traveling fans drowning them out with Saka and Smith Rowe shows ours.”

And another said: “Forest fans booing Saka makes me feel f****** ill.”

Someone else added: “Well in to the Arsenal fans drowning out the embarrassing forest fans chanting about Saka.”

Forest fans too were quick to condemn their own supporters, with one writing: “Our fans booing Saka can f*** off.”

It’s not the first time Saka has been targeted for his miss, having been subjected to similar chants from Leeds United fans in August.

Meanwhile Tottenham and Brentford fans showed the exact opposite reaction, with the Bees giving the winger a standing ovation when he came on for Arsenal against them.

Bitter rivals Spurs also gave Saka a standing ovation earlier on in the season, in what was a classy gesture to the England starlet.

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