Duncan Ferguson, who was sentenced to three months in prison after heading his opponent in the Rangers’ match against Raith Rovers on April 16, 1994, was recorded as’ the first player to go to prison in history ‘and admitted his regret 27 years later. Ferguson, 49, who is now a technical man, said, “Imprisonment is a very bad place. Yes, I regret it, I set a bad example.”
Confession coming 27 years later! 27 years ago today, RangersDuncan Ferguson, who was sentenced to three months in prison after an argument with his opponent in the game against Raith Rovers, said he regretted it. The Scottish football player, who was sentenced to three months in prison after attacking a rival football player, could not escape the punishment, despite all his objections. Ferguson was released after 45 days in prison and was banned from 12 games by the Scottish Football Association.
“I HAVE BAD HISTORY”
Ferguson made the following confession years later on this issue: I was the first footballer to go to jail in history. This is a bad thing. Jail is a very bad place, yes I regret it. I set a bad example. Ferguson, 49, is now Everton assistant coach.