Sir Alex Ferguson was fuming after the mascot at the Carling Cup game at
Old Trafford on Tuesday night had the last laugh.
10 year old Simon Walls won a competition to be the Man United mascot on
the night, however all was not as it seemed?????.
Simon is from Liverpool and a huge Anfield fan so to win the competition,
which his father Pete, had entered him " for the laugh " , was left in a bit
of a dilemma.
Would he take up the offer of a free night at Old Trafford, a free Man
United kit and track suit or stick with his true allegiances?
Not to upset the sponsors of the competition Nike, he decided to accept
the offer and headed for Manchester with his dad Pete and his grandfather
As the teams left the tunnel 10 year old Simon removed his track suit top
to reveal a Liverpool Jersey and walked proudly out with the United team.
I thought nobody would notice but the referee asked if I was at the right
match? said Simon on Merseyside Radio on Wednesday.
I was told to leave the pitch after the coin was tossed and head straight
for the centre line between the dugouts where Ferguson was just arriving.
He looked at me as I kissed the Liverpool crest on my jersey and waved
goodbye to him.
A spokesman for Old Trafford said that there was nothing in the rules that
said the winner had to wear the kit provided but was disappointed that the
opportunity to be a mascot at Old Trafford was taken by someone who
obviously was not a fan.