DUN­CAN FER­GU­SON

Midweek Sport - - CLASSIC SPORT - By JON LIVESEY

NOW the footie sea­son is in full flow you can en­joy watch­ing the sport’s pam­pered prima don­nas.

But in our ‘ fea­ture, we’re re­mind­ing you of the vi­o­lent nut­ters, randy rebels and pea­cock­ing play­boys who over the years have graced the beau­ti­ful game with their pres­ence.

Ev­ery week we’ll be look­ing at a dif­fer­ent one of the sport’s most men­tal mav­er­icks.

This week it’s the man they called ‘Dun­can Dis­or­derly’ – Dun­can Fer­gu­son. mid­fielder Paul Ince to the ground, stran­gling Le­ices­ter’s St­ef­fen Fre­und and punch­ing Bolton for­ward Fredi Bo­bic. He was awarded his last red card for punch­ing Wi­gan’s Paul Scharner.

These days Fer­gu­son – who re­tired in 2006 and moved to Spain for a while – is mar­ried with three kids and is work­ing to­wards his coach­ing badges at Ever­ton’s youth academy.

El­bowed

But for many, he will al­ways be re­mem­bered as Dun­can Dis­or­derly.

Speak­ing about Fer­gu­son’s send­ing off against Wi­gan, vic­tim Scharner said: “Dun­can Fer­gu­son el­bowed me in the neck three times and I was be­gin­ning to get a bit an­gry.

“I swore at him in Aus­trian and I know he couldn’t pos­si­bly have un­der­stood it.

“Even so, he sud­denly swung round and thumped me in the stomach. He got sent off, but I be­gan to ap­pre­ci­ate how he earned his rep­u­ta­tion as a hard man.

“It was a nice punch, I have to say.”

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