Man United fan calls 999 after Nani sending-off (Arsenal fans might laugh)
MANCHESTER United fans are a special breed aren’t they? 99% of them are glory hunters who claim not to be glory hunters through some spurious reason or other like, “my dad grew up in Greater Manchester”. Funny how these people don’t support Stockport or Rochdale.
And so, to one angry ManYoo fan from Nottinghamshire who was so peeved at the referee’s decision to send-off Nani in the Champion’s League game with Real Madrid, that he called 999.
The 18-year-old from Bingham was so outraged at the red-card served by Cuneyt Cakir (no, you’re a stupid Cuneyt), that he felt the need to get in touch with Nottinghamshire Police. At precisely that moment, someone was probably bleeding to death in the street somewhere, desperately in need of police help.
Control room chief inspector Ted Antill said:
“While this recent example may be amusing, it illustrates the sort of insincere calls we have to deal with on a daily basis in the control room. There may be people out there who need our help and they have to wait because we are tied up with calls like this one.
“The man realised his bad judgement and apologised, and we decided not to pursue it further.”
Of course, Manchester United eventually lost the game 2-1, and it was entirely because of the injustice of the red card to Nani… nothing more, nothing less.
Naturally, Alex Ferguson was fuming at the decision and can’t believe the bad-luck that befalls his side. Nothing like that ever works in Man United’s favour does it?
Wait. Does anyone else remember the red card given to Eboue when Arsenal played the Red Devils? Just as innocuous as Nani’s sending off, but of course, Alex Ferguson said of Eboue’s early bath at the time, that it was “100% a red card”.