A man has pleaded guilty to assaulting Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson at a London railway station.
Sir Alex was in London for a function
Kevin Reynolds, 43, admitted punching Sir Alex in the groin before butting a police community support officer at Euston station on Monday.
Reynolds was warned by City of Westminster magistrates that he faces a jail sentence when he appears at Southwark Crown Court at a later date.
Sir Alex, who was born in Glasgow, is not believed to have been badly hurt.
He had been in London for a function.
Reynolds, of no fixed address, was charged with actual bodily harm, assault and two public order offences.
Adeola Olowu, defending, said her client initially thought he had come across a Sir Alex look-alike.
She said her client was joking around and that he struck Sir Alex while shadow boxing.
Magistrate Daphne Wickham said: "I do not think Sir Alex Ferguson saw this as a joke."
She said Reynolds was "a fighting drunk", adding that her powers of sentence, which allow for six months' imprisonment, were insufficient.
Reynolds was remanded in custody.