Twenty-seven years have passed since one of the most bizarre events in the world of football, when an intervention on the pitch resulted in a player being sentenced to 3 months in prison.
On April 16, 1994, Rangers’ Duncan Ferguson intervened against Wraith Rovers defender John Mc Stay in a showdown between the two Scottish Football League clubs.
Ferguson was not deported after this shot, but he was followed by a court, and a final sentence of 3 months in jail for assault was handed down, and he spent 44 days in jail before to be freed.
Ferguson suffered another penalty and the National Football Association excluded him from 12 appearances for his team.
Ferguson, who also played for Everton and Newcastle United in the 2005-2006 season, retired after appearing in 312 appearances and scoring 81 goals.
Ferguson has taken over as Everton’s assistant coach in recent years, going back to his time in prison in a conversation with the team’s fans in 2019, and saying: “It was wrong to be there, it wasn’t fair, I shouldn’t have been there, and I think a lot of people understand that. “This. I didn’t do anything really wrong. ”