Drunk Man United fan calls 999 to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson after cup exit | inside World Soccer

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that a drunk fan rang them up to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson following Manchester United's Capital One Cup elimination.

Maybe calls for Sir Alex Ferguson to return have gone a bit too far
Maybe calls for Sir Alex Ferguson to return have gone a bit too far

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The Red Devils were beaten in a penalty shootout by Sunderland on Thursday night and knocked out of the Capital One Cup as a result.

It was the latest in a series of disappointments for United, who currently lie seventh in the Premier League table, 14 points adrift of leaders Arsenal and six behind the Champions League spots.

And one fan was so enraged that after having a few drinks, he dialled 999 and demanded to talk to legendary former boss Fergie.

"Last night, at approximately 10.30pm a man from the Crumpsall area of north Manchester rang 999 in a drunken state demanding to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson about last night's result," GMP said in a friendly statement on their Facebook page.

"Obviously, it can be a sad and depressing moment when you're [sic] football team loses a game, however can we all please remember that 999 is to be used for emergencies only. For any other police related enquiries that are not an emergency, you can ring 101.

"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."

Last season, a United supporter was so disgusted with the referee's decision to send off Nani in a Champions League match against Real Madrid that he dialled 999 to claim a "crime" had occurred.


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