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Steve Cooper responds to Richarlison’s showboating antics: ‘Wouldn’t be accepted here’

The Brazilian ruffled more than a few feathers with his behaviour at the City Ground


Nottingham Forest head coach Steve Cooper has, on Sunday evening, made public his frustrations with Tottenham Hotspur star Richarlison.

Forest, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

On the back of something of a hit and miss opening to the campaign, the Reds welcomed Antonio Conte’s Tottenham to the City Ground, eyeing a 2nd victory since their return to the top-flight of English football.

When all was said and done, however, the evening’s hosts were simply put to the sword by a superior side.

A double on the part of talisman Harry Kane proved enough to guide Spurs to an eventual 2-0 triumph, and a place in 3rd in the Premier League table:

Forest, on the other hand, remain 14th in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone with four games on the board.

Late in a disappointing 90 minutes in Nottingham, it therefore didn’t come as a major surprise when frustrations began to boil over amongst the hosts’ stars.

As showcased in the footage below, incensed by what was evidently deemed as unnecessary showboating on the part of Richarlison, Brennan Johnson took matters into his own hands, flooring the Spurs summer signing courtesy of a heavy challenge:

Johnson, though, was not the only one to have been riled up by Richarlison’s antics.

Speaking after the final whistle on Sunday evening, Forest boss Steve Cooper was drawn on the incident which ultimately culminated in the aforementioned Johnson being booked.

And the Welsh tactician went on to admit that such behaviour simply ‘wouldn’t be accepted’ on the part of his own players:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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