A football fan who called 999 to report the referee’s decision to send-off a player in last night’s Champions League clash, has apologised.
The 18-year-old Manchester United supporter was watching the second-leg tie against Real Madrid from his home in a village near Bingham, when he felt that Nani's controversial sending-off for a high challenge was a crime, so subsequently called police.
The man later claiming to have been caught up in the excitement.
Around two per cent of all calls reported are considered hoax by Nottinghamshire Police, with 6,933 incidents in 2012.
At the beginning of February, West Midlands Police released three genuine calls, which they believe put lives at risk for being 'inappropriate'.
The recordings included a caller reporting problems getting served in McDonalds; somebody who'd forgotten their laptop password; and a man calling 999 to ask for the number for 101.
Police released these genuine calls to bring home the serious side of inappropriate calls.