Fernando Forestieri stripped of PFA award; Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough fans react on Twitter

Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala was later announced as the winner by Sky Sports, who apologised to the Sheffield Wednesday man.

Five days after his goal against Brighton was given and subsequently (correctly) chalked off, Fernando Forestieri has had his PFA Championship Player of the Year award revoked.

Forestieri, who's scored 15 goals for Sheffield Wednesday en route to next week's play-off final, was neck and neck with Middlesbrough's Daniel Ayala at the end of voting on yesterday, but was later announced as the winner by Sky Sports.

Wednesday's official Twitter account later confirmed the news, before Forestieri visited the social media site to post a message of thanks to those who had voted.

But in a cruel twist of fate, Sky Sports reported on Thursday that following independent verification, it had transpired that Ayala had in fact won by 177 votes.

The broadcaster apologised for the mishap and wished the Owls luck for their Wembley clash with Hull City, which could see them returned to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.

Forestieri was seemingly unperturbed, amending his previous tweet to focus on the club Player of the Year award he claimed earlier in the week.

But having seen their star man cop for some questionable decisions throughout the campaign, some Owls fans on Twitter weren't quite as accepting...

And the Boro fans were ready and waiting with their favourite quips...

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