Drunk Man Utd fan rings 999 for Fergie

Published Thursday, 23 January 2014
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A drunken Manchester United fan felt his side's woeful penalty shoot-out against Sunderland was enough of an emergency to warrant a 999 call - demanding to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Drunk Man Utd fan rings 999 for Fergie
The looks on the Manchester United players' faces say it all. (© Getty)

Police in North Manchester took the call at about 10.30pm on Wednesday night, in the wake of Man Utd crashing out of the Capital One Cup at Old Trafford.

Officers may have seemed sympathetic to the sentiment behind the call, but they also warned that the 999 number is not to be abused.

"Obviously, it can be a sad and depressing moment when your football team loses a game, however can we all please remember that 999 is to be used for emergencies only," they posted on Facebook.

"If you would like to speak to Sir Alex about recent football results, we here at GMP Manchester North can only suggest you try ringing Manchester United FC directly as you will probably (not definitely) have a much better chance of getting through to him there rather than ringing the police."

Thousands of people shared and 'liked' the update - with one bright spark asking if there was any chance the caller could have been David Moyes ...

United fans had little to feel cheerful about following the disastrous penalty-taking, with only Darren Fletcher managing to score for their dejected side.

In fact, of the 10 penalties taken, only three found their target.

Social media networks quickly lit up with a mixture of disappointment, anger and amusement. And, of course, jokes about incoming United signing Juan Mata.

Many expected a swift u-turn by the Chelsea star en route to Old Trafford - others advised that his helicopter should still be watching out for that Phil Jones penalty.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Sid in Bangor wrote (369 days ago):
Brillant story. Man utd fans welcome to the life of a villa fan
ha ha ha ha in comber wrote (369 days ago):
you have to be drunk to watch this lot .
up the pool in ards wrote (369 days ago):
no harm to utd fans but they are a rubbish team this season, even utd fans I know agree with me, too many second rate players, lets hope it keeps up.
Stevie in Belfast wrote (369 days ago):
Not a United fan but think the fans are giving Moyes a hard time. They are a team in transition. No matter who came in as manager. they would still be poor. They bought Felani from Everton. Panick buy, terrible signing. Not a Utd player. They need at least another 3 top signings along with Mata. Cant even see them making the top 4 this season.United fans will have to bite the bullet this season, maybe next as its going to be a trying time.
Jim in Swords wrote (370 days ago):
The drunk should of took one of the penos.
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