Fawaz uses photo to explain 150th anniversary absence; issues Forest boss search update

Nottingham Forest's owner was due to attend Monday's 150th anniversary dinner.

Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has explained his absence from the club's 150th anniversary dinner on Twitter.

The Kuwaiti was due to speak at Monday's event but failed to show, prompting an angry reaction from an already disgruntled fanbase on the social media site.

But Al Hasawi had a valid reason for not turning up - or so he says - and provided the photographic evidence to prove it.

Forest's ongoing search for a new manager has only added to supporter frustration, following a dismal campaign which saw the Reds flirt briefly with relegation.

But Al Hasawi insisted the hard work is continuing, adding the candidates to replace Dougie Freedman are being heavily scrutinised.

The future of Al Hasawi himself remains uncertain, amid reports that Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis is looking to acquire the Championship club.

Last week Al Hasawi posted a picture on Instagram which appeared to show him on holiday in Athens - close to the Greek champions' Piraeus base.

The 47-year-old arrived at the City Ground in 2012 and has gone through six permanent managers in that time.

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