Dial 999 for Alex Ferguson? Manchester United fan’s drunken emergency call

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Manchester United fan dials 999 asking for Alex Ferguson after defeat to Sunderland on Wednesday

Greater Manchester Police warn of the danger of unnecessary emergency calls

Ferguson was manager of United between 1986 and 2013,winning 13 league titles

His replacement David Moyes has struggled and United currently sit seventh in the EPL

CNN  — 

Who is the first person you call when the sports team you support is experiencing a dire run of results?

In the case of one disgruntled Manchester United his first port of call was to British police demanding to speak with the team’s former manager Alex Ferguson.

The drunken fan had seemingly had enough after Manchester United, now managed by David Moyes, were beaten on penalties by Sunderland in the semifinals of the League Cup – England’s second most prestigious cup competition.

The desperate plea was revealed on Wednesday by Great Manchester Police (GMP), who advised against such calls being made to the emergency services.

“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,” read a GMP statement posted on its Facebook page.

“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.”

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The English champions’ recent run of poor form has left supporters clamoring for a return of the success enjoyed under Ferguson.