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New Bad Guy in 'Sherlock' Looks Like It Could Be Sir Alex Ferguson, Says Twitter

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22:  Sir Alex Ferguson poses during a press conference ahead of the publication of his autobiography at the Institute of Directors on October 22, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 6, 2014

Fans of the BBC drama Sherlock have been lapping up the latest episodes of the popular show, but football fans think they might have figured out who Holmes' new nemesis is.

All that's been revealed of Holmes' adversary is a narrow shot of a man behind his glasses, and that's enough for some to conclude it is none other than Sir Alex Ferguson, the recently retired Manchester United manager.

More than a few Twitter users saw the resemblance:

Well, #Sherlock solved one big mystery last night: what Alex Ferguson is up to these days. #FergusonLives

VODzilla (@VODzillaMag) January 2, 2014

Just got round to watching Sherlock. Is Alex Ferguson the new nemesis they're teasing for this series? #Sherlock

— Stephen Walsh (@stewalsh88) January 4, 2014

Ohhhh my goodness sir Alex Ferguson is the new bad guy in sherlock. 😱😱😱😱

— Oscar Musenda (@OscarMusenda) January 6, 2014

Whether they're right or wrong remains to be seen. (Spoiler alert: They are definitely not right, but it's not a bad comparison.)

If you still think there's a chance, the finale of the third series is on BBC1 on Sunday, January 12. You can check it out for yourself to see if all is revealed. 

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