A Barnsley fan who fell asleep on the toilet at half-time in their League One clash with Fleetwood Town yesterday had to be rescued by firefighters after waking up seven hours after the final whistle.
In one of the best stories you’ll hear all day, emergency services were called to the club’s Oakwell Stadium at around 11pm last night.
That was because the supporter had woken up after falling asleep on the pan and set off the alarms when trying to find his way out.
The firefighters turned up the stadium to see the supporter standing on top of a portakabin calling for help.
A Barnsley Fire Station spokesperson said (via The Star):
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.
He was more bothered about his hat though, he seemed a smartly dressed lad.
I know Barnsley lost again but it can’t be that bad.
It’s slightly embarrassing for the lad but it’s a lesson for him I’m sure, he’ll not be quick to forget it.
There’s nothing quite like lower league football in Britain – it’s some way to spend a Saturday for this fan.
And it’s the most entertaining thing to happen in Barnsley yesterday as Lee Johnson’s men lost 1-0 to Fleetwood in the clash.
Jamie Proctor’s goal was enough to give the visitors the lead and ensure Barnsley sit in the relegation zone for at least the next week.