Drunk Man Who Rang 999 for Alex Ferguson Explains His Actions

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 29, 2014

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The now-infamous Manchester United fan who drunkenly rang 999 to pine for Alex Ferguson's return has apologised. Well, sort of. 

The man, 56-year-old Martin Davies, was tracked down by the Sunderland Echo (h/t Daily Mail) and explained his actions. 

I was watching the game with a couple of friends. One of them was a Manchester City fan, so I was getting a bit boisterous. I guess I was goaded into ringing. 

It was a spur of the moment thing. I was upset as I've been a fan since I was six. 

They've become so erratic it's almost criminal. So I rang 999. 

I wanted to speak to Sir Alex to get him to come back and sort them out. But I knew there was no point in calling Old Trafford, so I thought I'd ring the police. 

I guess I made an error. I mean they could've arrested me for wasting police time. 

According to the Mail, the Greater Manchester Police have warned fans not to resort to ringing the police if future "crisis" arise. 

We can't conform whether or not they've backed on that stance since Juan Mata's arrival at Old Trafford.