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The Infamous Man United 999 Caller Explains Himself

Conor Neville
By Conor Neville
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The man who made the famous 999 call to Greater Manchester Police demanding to speak to Alex Ferguson after United's (admittedly harrowing) loss to Sunderland has come out to explain himself.

Martin Davies told the Daily Mail that he deemed Manchester United's form "so erratic, it's almost criminal." Clearly cooler heads have prevailed in the past week and he was able to insert the word "almost" today. We have to allow Davies some leeway due to his immaturity as he only turned 56 last birthday.

Greater Manchester United were moved to issue an appeal advising Manchester United fans to refrain from ringing them in the event of another United defeat. They also insisted that they were not the right channel through which to reach Alex Ferguson. They had no doubt anticipated such an appeal would be superfluous until Davies intervened. Mr. Davies told the Mail.

'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.'

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