A loyal fan has been banned from watching his beloved Man United indefinitely after a slight memory lapse ahead of their 4-0 win at Newcastle last month.

Jamie Bazley had been drinking on the train journey from Manchester to Newcastle that day but had forgotten to see off his Stella Artois before he entered St. James’ Park, not realising he still had one can at the bottom of his bag.

The Newcastle stewards stopped him and confiscated the tinnie before he was eventually cautioned by police. Bit over the top, I know, but that’s just the start of it.

The police then reported the ‘incident’ to Man United, who then sent Bazley a letter explaining to him that he had had been BANNED from all United’s domestic and European fixtures indefinitely for his memory lapse.

See the letter below. Given that football fans get away with a lot worse at matches these days, it’s pretty bizarre that United have taken such action on someone who merely forgot to drink one more beer before entering the stadium.

Bow your heads in shame, United. Not cool.