DERBY fans were mocked for their Premier League play-off loss to Aston Villa as “failure and s***” banners were held across the motorway.
Frank Lampard’s Rams were beaten 2-1 at Wembley on Monday as goals from Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn downed them despite a late Martyn Waghorn strike.
As John Terry’s Villa booked their place in England’s top flight next season heartbroken Derby fans faced a miserable trip on the M1.
That was worsened after Leicester fans hung banners mocking the Wembley loss on the motorway.
One read: “For top flight football, use the J21.”
While others read: “Failure since 2007.” And “DCFC – S***.”
The Foxes and Derby are East Midlands rivals and Junction 21 is the exit for Leicester.
Fans on Twitter thought the prank was hilarious.
One said: “Love it but so cruel.”
Another said: “Love it!”
Despite Lampard being linked with a return to his loved Chelsea, the Rams boss insisted he and the club need to “try to push on” for next season.
Lampard said: “Whatever the financial position is, that is for me to work with. I am not crying about it but we need to make moves to plan for next year.
“To stay at the level we are and to try to push on – and I do want to move forward – it is crucial.
“I have had a taste of working with a really good group who were so close to doing something special and I have loved that.”