The world of football has been rocked once again today when Madchester Untied were accused of juvenile kidnap. The story relates to the swoop last August of French teenage prodigy Daniel N'Everplay.
A report has been handed to THEIFA, the world football governing body, which states a rusty car driven by a Scottish Alcoholic pulled up in Auxerre asking the young footballer if he'd like to see his puppies. When the boy refused the Glasweigan idiot offered him a Werthers Original and his fate was sealed.
Madchester Untied have denied the allegations and refute their academy are all young boys filched from the European White Slave Trade League.
A spokes-pervert for the club told us no rules were broken and it is normal behaviour to curb crawl around provincial European towns offering young boys a lift in your ten year old Jaguar S-Type.