Barnsley fan asleep in toilet gets stuck inside Oakwell for seven hours
As if having to endure a 1-0 home defeat against Fleetwood Town wasn't punishment enough, one poor Barnsley fan suffered prolonged agony at Oakwell last Saturday after falling asleep in the stadium toilets.
Indeed, firefighters were called in to rescue the stranded Tykes fan after he had the misfortune of nodding off during the half-time break. He then woke up seven whole hours after the end of the match.
According to the Sheffield Star, a fire crew from Barnsley received a call around 11 p.m. on Saturday evening, only to be greeted by the sight of a "man in his early 20s standing on the top of a portakabin inside Oakwell," signalling for help.
Having fallen asleep on the toilet at the interval, the fan reportedly woke up around 10:30 p.m. and proceeded to set the alarms off at the stadium after wandering out onto the pitch.
"We got the call through to attend Oakwell and usually its just a false alarm," a Barnsley Fire Station spokesperson said:
"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."
It should come as little surprise to learn that, by his own admission, the chap had enjoyed a "few beers," before falling asleep on the toilet.
"I know Barnsley lost again but it can't be that bad," the spokesperson added.
"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."