A Nottingham Forest fan was mercilessly mocked after her pre-match prediction epically backfired.
Forest’s season imploded after a 4-1 defeat to Stoke City cost them a place in the Championship play-offs.
Are people really worried that we will blow a six-goal difference in one match? Even I’m not fretting. And that’s a good sign. Believe me. #nffc
Ahead of the final round of fixtures, Sabri Lamouchi’s side needed at least a draw against the Potters to guarantee a top-six finish.
Yet Forest extended their winless run to six games with a humiliating 4-1 humbling at home to Michael O’Neill’s men.
The club’s misery was compounded by Swansea’s win by the same scoreline against 10-man Reading which saw the Welsh club usurp them on goal difference.
And for one fan, the embarrassment was all too much after her pre-match prediction came back to haunt her.
Before kick-off, Forest fan Hannah tweeted: “Are people really worried that we will blow a six-goal difference in one match?
“Even I’m not fretting. And that’s a good sign. Believe me.”
She later added: “I give you permission to laugh at us if it does happen…”
Unfortunately for Hannah, it did happen as Swansea actually needed a five-goal swing for a play-off place only for six to ultimately fly in as per her prediction.
One fan replied: “Hannah , I would file this under “Tweets that precede unfortunate events”, enjoy the championship again!”
Another said: “The perils of twitter. I congratulate you for not deleting this tweet.”
A third added: “I’m pretty sure most derby fans are gonna have this framed on their wall Hannah.”
Forest’s dramatic capitulation followed a wretched end to their season, which saw the Reds collect just three points from a possible 18 since the start of July.
Speculation has already started over Lamouchi’s future in the dugout after he attempted to shed some light on his side’s collapse.
He told BBC Radio Nottingham: “It’s difficult to react. I’m here just because it’s obligatory to be here. I don’t have words. Disaster.
“It is a disaster to lose everything in the last game at home, of course.
“But to believe all the season about the play-offs and to lose and put away the play-offs like that, it’s just our fault. I don’t have more words. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry to the fans, sorry for the last few games.
“One point was enough tonight, it was enough a few days ago and was enough last week and we were so close, but it was a disaster.”