Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn apologises to fans on Twitter

Derby's Chris Baird in action with Nottingham Forest's Ben Osborn

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn was involved in an outrageous piece of play acting against Derby County.

Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn has apologised to supporters after his antics in the East Midlands derby.

Osborn was responsible for an over the top piece of play acting in which he attempted to get Derby midfielder Bradley Johnson sent off.

Derby's Chris Baird in action with Nottingham Forest's Ben OsbornDerby's Chris Baird in action with Nottingham Forest's Ben Osborn

With his actions broadcast live on Sky for the world to see, Osborn evidently felt embarrassed after the game individually, as well as for Forest's 3-0 loss.

The 22-year-old was one of the only Forest players to comment on Twitter after the loss, offering his apologies.

Osborn picked up a booking early on in the contest, but managed to stay on the field for the remainder of Forest's sorry afternoon.

Derby's win was a chastening one for Forest, with Steve McClaren's side leaping into the play-off places.

Nottingham Forest's Nicklas Bendtner scores an own goal and the first goal for DerbyNottingham Forest's Nicklas Bendtner scores an own goal and the first goal for Derby

Forest meanwhile are a worrying predicament, currently sitting in 16th place, just five points above the relegation zone, while their much discussed takeover appears no closer to being approved.

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