'A belter': Nottingham Forest fans mock Notts County chairman's FA Cup tweet

Wayne Routledge of Swansea City scores the 6th Swansea goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Swansea City and Notts County at the Liberty Stadium on February 6, 2018...

Nottingham Forest fans took delight in their rivals' FA Cup capitulation against Swansea City.

Wayne Routledge of Swansea City scores the 6th Swansea goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Swansea City and Notts County at the Liberty Stadium on February 6, 2018...

Notts County earned their FA Cup replay against Swansea City with a 1-1 draw in the FA Cup fourth round.

When it was announced the replay would be televised, County chairman Alan Hardy reacted with delight.

 

Unfortunately for Notts County the replay went worse than they could have imagined.

Carlos Carvalhal's Swansea ran riot, winning 8-1 after going three goals up in the opening half an hour.

Carlos Carvalhal manager

Their capitulation was greeted with amusement by fans of rivals Nottingham Forest, who managed to beat Arsenal in the third round, before losing to Hull in the fourth.

Fans began replaying to Hardy's message posted days earlier, crowing about the heavy defeat.

The result was certainly not what County were hoping for but simply forcing the replay was an achievement in itself for the League Two side.

Losing 8-1 was not in Notts County's plans but this year's FA Cup run has been better than in recent years.

They last reached the fourth round in 2011/12, and getting a televised replay will have been a big financial boost, even if they put on the wrong type of show.

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