Football: Teenage fan sorry for 999 call over Nani 'crime'
LONDON (AFP) - A teenage Manchester United fan who dialled police to report a referee for the "crime" of sending off Nani during his side's Champions League defeat by Real Madrid has apologised.
The 18-year-old, who has not been named, was watching at the home when, like thousands of United fans at Old Trafford on Tuesday, he was incensed by Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir's decision to show a red card to Nani.
That prompted the supporter, who was watching the match on television in a village near Bingham in Nottinghamshire, central England, to dial Britain's emergency 999 telephone line at around 2120GMT to tell operators a crime had been committed.
United, leading 1-0 on the night, then lost the match 2-1 and the tie 3-2 on aggregate as they exited the Champions League at the first knockout stage of the last 16.