Forest Accuse VAR official Attwell of being a Luton fan

Nottingham Forest have accused Stuart Attwell, the VAR for their contentious 2-0 defeat at Everton, of being a Luton Town fan after a series of appeals for penalties by Forest were turned down.

Forest had penalty appeals waved away on three separate occasions by match referee Anthony Taylor with the on-field decisions endorsed by Attwell in the VAR hub.

After the game, Forest posted on X, formerly Twitter: "Three extremely poor decisions - three penalties not given - which we simply cannot accept.

"We warned the PGMOL that the VAR is a Luton fan before the game but they didn't change him. Our patience has been tested multiple times. NFFC will now consider its options."

Former Premier League referee, Mark Clattenburg, works as a consultant for Forest and was at Goodison Park for the match.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher - who felt that both of Forest's first-half penalty appeals should have been awarded - described the statement as "embarrassing", while Gary Neville branded it "horrendous".

The defeat at Goodison Park leaves Nuno Espirito Santo's side one point better off than 18th-placed Luton with four games remaining.