A Rangers fan has been jailed for three months over a drunken rammy with a taxi driver... after he tried to change the radio station to hear the score of an Old Firm match.
Lout Stephen Stalley called a taxi to pick him up at a bookies on the day his side faced Glasgow rivals Celtic.
But once inside Shelimur Rahman’s cab Stalley completely lost the plot after the driver asked him to stop fiddling with his radio.
The 30-year-old shouted, swore, and threatened the terrified driver, claiming he would wreck his motor.
He got so out-of-control the police were called in.
The details emerged when Stalley, of Beechwood Drive, Renfrew, appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court to go on trial over the events of March 11, 2018.
He admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive way.
His not guilty plea was accepted to a charge that he did not pay the £12 fare.
The court was told that once inside the vehicle, he began to fiddle with the radio controls to find out the football scores.
Earlier, Celtic had beaten Rangers 3-2 at Ibrox.
Stalley continued to touch the controls throughout the journey, turning up the volume and Mr Rahman repeatedly asked him to stop – but the yob ignored the requests.
The driver said he was going to phone the police and, as he dialled 999, an irate Stalley bawled at him to stop the car before getting out and heading towards Renfrew town centre.
Police investigating the incident were given the mobile number used by Stalley to book the taxi.
It emerged that, later that night, he had phoned the taxi office to shout abuse.
During the calls he swore and threatened the driver, saying: “I’m gonnae kick f**k oot his motor.
“Lucky he never got smashed.
“I will see him. I’ll f*****g smash him.
“I’m hunting him down.
“I’m going to put a brick through his windae.”
Defence solicitor Amy Spencer said Stalley, who appeared in the dock on crutches, had problems with alcohol and his mental health at the time of the incident.
She said he was on crutches as he had broken his leg.
Sheriff Hugh McGinty caged him for three months, reduced from four months as he admitted his guilt.