Alex Ferguson has been sensationally accused today of serving up Barbecued Meerkat to guests at a Pre-Championship party at his Manchester home.
This news has come as a total shock to another creature called Alex. Yes, Alexandr Meerkat got so shocked by the news that he had to be sedated.
A spokesman for the King of the Meerkats said "Alexandr has campaigned for a long time to Ban the Meerkat Kebab and the Meerkat Carpet. He can't believe that such a prominent figure would barbecue one of his friends."
Other Meerkat stars from Meerkat Manor have commented, too. One horrified Meerkat was forced to ask. "Why? Why would they do this? We Meerkats work so hard for humans. We star in their television advertisments, and we pose for their birthday cards, tea towels and coffee cups. Why would they want to eat us, too?"
We turned to the super-baddie chef Gordon Ramsay to help explain why?
"Its all a matter of shape." He is believed to have said, "Meerkats just fit perfectly onto a Kebab skewer. Its not personal, they're just a convenient shape."
No one has informed Alexandr of this latest bit of information. But if you want to help make the Meerkat Kebab a thing of the past, Please shout "Ban the Meerkat Kebab" wherever you may be going today. Especially, if you happen to be going to a football match.
It would make Alexandr very happy.
By Katarina Frogpond.