Crystal Palace mock Nottingham Forest after controversial Stuart Attwell statement

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Crystal Palace have mocked Nottingham Forest after their tweet -Credit:Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images

Crystal Palace have mocked Nottingham Forest for their tweet criticising the PGMOL's appointment of Stuart Attwell as VAR official for the defeat to Everton.

Attwell has been accused of being a supporter of Luton Town, who are currently in a relegation dogfight with Forest. After losing 2-0 to the Toffees earlier today, the Reds released a statement slamming decisions made during the match.

The statement read: "Three extremely poor decisions - three penalties not given - which we simply cannot accept. We warned the PGMOL that the VAR is a Luton fan before the game but they didn’t change him.

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"Our patience has been tested multiple times. NFFC will now consider its options."

Palace thrashed West Ham United this afternoon in the Premier League and wasted little time trying to capitalise on Forest's statement. In the aftermath of the result, the London club posted: "Five extremely good goals - two goals conceded - which we simply have to accept.

"CPFC will now enjoy their Sunday." Forest have received criticism from pundits for their actions in the aftermath of today's defeat.

Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports: "This tells you where we are with the Premier League now. Stuart Attwell and (referee) Anthony Taylor have had a horrific day today, awful, and they should be rightly criticised for that. And it could be that their decisions have real implications for Nottingham Forest.

"I get the frustration, but what I've just read there on social media, that's like a fan in a pub. That is embarrassing from Nottingham Forest.

"I get the frustration, but that rubbish about the VAR being a Luton fan. You can't get involved in that. You've got to show a little bit of class if you're a football club.

"I get it, the frustration. The officials have had an awful day. Terrible. But you can't get involved in that. That's nonsense."

Gary Neville added: "It is a horrendous statement by that football club and it lets the proud history of that club down. And that they inferred cheating as suggested by the fact there is a Luton Town official is absolutely ridiculous."