Fans couldn’t help but fume after seeing Ashley Williams ‘assaults’ Yuri Ribeiro in Nottingham Forest’s 1-0 win over Bristol City.
The only goal of the game was thanks to Tiago Silva from a free kick with a right footed shot into the top left corner on the 62nd minute.
The result boosts the Reds’ playoff chances, seeing them seven points clear of rivals Derby, who sit just outside the playoffs. Forest are also five points behind the automatic promotion places.
It’s yet another defeat for the Robins, who have gone from being in the playoffs at Matchweek 30, to 12th nine games later, putting pressure on manager Lee Johnson, compared to Forest’s Sabri Lamouchi who has just earned a new contract.
It was with 15 minutes of the game remaining that Ashley Williams was shown the red card for violent conduct.
Wtf was he thinking pic.twitter.com/lYvOUlkaEf
— NFFCFAMILY ⭐⭐ (@Nffcfamily) July 1, 2020
As can be seen above, footage has been uploaded to social media, showing Williams push Ribeiro in the face, before kicking and tripping another.
The Bristol City centre-back was given his marching orders, but it left fans raging and bewildered at where he outburst came from…
Everything ok at home Ashley Williams ?
— Silverdale (@dalesilvermate) July 1, 2020