A Manchester United supporter, who was so outraged by Nani's dismissal during the Champions League tie with Real Madrid, called 999 to complain about the incident.
The 18-year-old fan who was watching the last 16 second leg at his home in Nottinghamshire, made the phone-call to 999 at around 9.20pm after the dismissal.
United were 1-0 up on the night and 2-1 up on aggregate when Nani was sent off for a high-boot challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa. The Portuguese winger had his eyes on the ball, but then planted his boot into the ribs of the Madrid defender whilst both players were challenging for the ball, and after they both got to their feet, Nani was shown the red card much to the disbelief of the home crowd and manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, who stormed down to the touchline to complain to the fourth official.
The supporter of United felt the decision to send Nani off was a crime and he quickly phoned the police.
The fan has now apologised for phoning 999 and insisted he was so caught up in the excitement, he forgot how important it is not to do a hoax calls to emergency services.
Control room chief inspector, Ted Antill commented on the incident as said because he has apologised and realised what he did was wrong.
Antill said: "It's no joke. In this case, the man realised his bad judgement and apologised and we decided not to pursue it further - but we can and we do prosecute people for wasting police time and making false reports."
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