Jamie Ward's comments after leaving Nottingham Forest have provoked a strong reaction from some Reds fans on Twitter. Ward joined Charlton Athletic on loan last month, but could find himself back at Forest in the January transfer window - when his temporary deal is due to expire.
Nevertheless, the veteran winger decided not to mince his words when interviewed by the South London Press this week - where he described his time in the Aitor Karanka's so-called 'bomb squad' as "horrific", claimed other clubs would have treated him better and suggested the Reds would "love" the chance to fine him, before reaffirming his affection for Nottingham Forest's rivals Derby County.
This is what fans of Ward's parent club are saying about the on-loan Charlton player...
League 1 or 2 player at best, injury prone and lacking quality - never did anything in a forest shirt so very unprofessional to slate NFFC when he spent most of his time there on the treatment table.— Ian (@brookside76) September 21, 2018
So glad this kind of player is no longer associated with our club— Jack Smylie (@Inthetop1_nffc) September 21, 2018
Christian Brown @Chris78901: Oh f*** off. Ward was never fit to wear the shirt from day one - can’t beat a man or cross a ball and a walking yellow card. The fact he’s been with us for so long is a joke #NFFC
#cafc, if I could afford it, I’d pay the fee for you— Christian Brown (@Chris78901) September 21, 2018
Kris Haynes@krishaynes83: P**** anyway. Strange choice when we signed him.
Stefan Jajecznyk @sjajecznykMEN: He forgets to mention that he was w*** #nffc
Scott Cresswell @ScottCresswell: Don’t forget the part about being s***, Jamie. Not that you’re bitter at all..
Should have been sacked when he turned up at the Derby Man U game!— Daniel Barnett (@champ81gb) September 21, 2018
Not all Nottingham Forest supporters are quite so scathing, however.
Was MOTM against Ipswich in game that kept us up. People credit Britt & Smith but Ward equally important. For that alone I respect him he’s nowhere near good enough for place in current squad though time to move on & keep https://t.co/cOLqCrg8xo— Stu (@stuuuuu_nffc) September 21, 2018
Ward is in the fourth and final year of his deal at Nottingham Forest, for whom he has scored or assisted 14 goals in 62 games.
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