Drunk Man United fan calls emergency services, asks to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson

Brooks Peck
Dirty Tackle

The emergency Sir Alex Ferguson wax figure left outside Old Trafford earlier in the week apparently didn't help as the struggling Premier League champions were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Sunderland in a terrible shootout. So, naturally, the next action was for one Man United fan to get really drunk and call emergency services, asking to speak to the club's ex-manager because "the result was all wrong."

From the Greater Manchester Police's Facebook page:

Last night, at approximately 22.30pm 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.

Obviously, it can be a sad and depressing moment when you’re 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.

That excellent post from the GMP is correct. Ferguson attended the second leg of the semifinal at Old Trafford (and was seated behind the family of current manager/glutton for punishment David Moyes). Although, the next time Man United lose, desperate supporters will likely illuminate the sky above the city with a Fergie Signal (think Bat Signal, but with the outline of a hairdryer).

Hear the recording of the call below. The way he fizzles out at the end is very similar to Man United's performance in the shootout.

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Brooks Peck is the editor of Dirty Tackle on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him or follow on Twitter!

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