In what has probably been the most bizarre conspiracy theory ahead of Brentford's meeting with Blackburn was that Dean Smith was the best man at Tony Mowbray's wedding.
Forest fans have been concerned about the Bees emulating Huddersfield in naming a weakened side on Sunday which could leave the Tricky Trees in a perilous position.
Owner Matthew Benham's broken relationship with Forest boss Mark Warburton is well known but the claims about Smith being good friends with Mowbray should be filed under F for fake news.
The Brentford head coach, when asked about his dealings with his Rovers counterpart, said: “I've met him but I certainly wasn't his best man at his wedding such is the rumour going around I'm led to believe – it's fake news!
“I've met Tony a few times and I have played against him before and I have a lot of respect for what he's done.”
Smith insisted he doesn't have any interest in Blackburn's survival fight at this time and is only focused on getting a team capable of ending the season with a flourish.
“I'm led to believe a lot of eyes will be on the team I pick but the team selected will be one I think can win,” he added.
“There's been a lot said about the (Huddersfield) changes. All you can deal with is what your club want you to do.
“You've got a squad of players and you've got to pick a team to win a football game. I'll pick a team capable to beat Blackburn.
“I've got to concentrate on Brentford and I will do that. What happens to Blackburn, Nottingham Forest or Birmingham City I can't do anything about. I'm focused on our performance.”