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Barnsley Fan's Mishap Reminds Us Of Ireland's Famous Night In Bari

Barnsley Fan's Mishap Reminds Us Of Ireland's Famous Night In Bari
By Conor Neville
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A late goal which - with due apologies to Noel Hunt - we must credit to Robbie Keane gave Ireland a draw in Bari in 2009 and sparked a night of wild Irish celebrations in the southern Italian city.

It was all a bit too wild for one Irish fan, who fell asleep in the toilet of the Camera Cafe bar in Bari's Piazza Ferrarese.

He awoke the following morning thanks to the efforts of the waiting staff, who were alerted to his presence by the sound of snoring in a cubicle.

The reactions of the bemused restaurant staff were captured by the Daily Mail's man in Italy, Nick Pisa.

We opened up at 7am and heard snoring coming from the toilet when it was checked the fan was found in there drunk as anything.

He must have slipped in there just as we closed because the toilets are usually checked.

He'd spent the whole night in there without anyone knowing. It will be something to tell his friends.

On Saturday, one Barnsley fan followed in the footsteps of that Irish supporter.


At half time in Barnsley's sorry 1-0 home loss to Fleetwood Town, this supporter made for the toilet, only to conk out on the seat.

He woke up 10.3o that night, several hours after the game had finished.


After staggering out of the cubicle, he set off the stadium alarm system.

A Barnsley Fire Station spokesperson takes up the story.

We got the call through to attend Oakwell and usually its just a false alarm. But we turned up and saw this young lad on top of the portakabin trying to get our attention. We had to get the ladder to get him down. He had no shoes on and had lost his mobile phone and his hat.

The man conceded he had been drinking.


Read more: Look What Charmer Was In Your Seat For The Ireland-Germany Game

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