Greater Manchester Police had to issue a statement via their Facebook page last night advising on the proper time to call 999 after a drunken man phoned the emergency number demanding to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson after Manchester United's defeat to Sunderland.
The unknown man was so upset that his team were beaten in a penalty shoot-out of the Capital One Cup that he thought the ex-manager deserved a piece of his mind. The man was told that non-emergency police-ralated calls were for the 101 number, but also that he would ("probably") have a better chance of talking to Fergie by calling the club directly.
The statement read: "Obviously, it can be a sad and depressing moment when you're [sic] 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." You heard'em.
Listen to the call in full at the Manchester Evening News website.