League One (the third tier of English soccer) Barnsley are currently in the shitter, having won just four games in 14, and in position to be relegated to League Two at the end of the season. Yesterday a supporter joined them.
The Star reports on the ordeal of one unnamed fan, who fell asleep on a stadium toilet at halftime and woke up seven hours later, long after the Oakwell grounds had emptied. Firefighters were called after he set off an alarm walking around the dark concourse, and they eventually found him on the roof of the portakabin in which he’d fallen asleep, calling for help. You’ll be shocked to hear the man told firefighters he’d consumed “a few” beers.
The worst part of the fan’s day, however, wasn’t falling asleep inside of a glorified porta potty for seven hours. The worst part of his day was losing his hat:
“We had to get the ladder to get him down. He had no shoes on and had lost his mobile phone and his hat.
“He was more bothered about his hat though, he seemed a smartly dressed lad.”
And just in case you wanted a dash of that famous English cheekiness, a Barnsley Fire spokesperson has you covered:
The spokesperson added: “I know Barnsley lost again but it can’t be that bad, he must have had a big session for him to fall asleep for that period of time.
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