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Barnsley fan locked inside stadium after 7-hour stadium nap

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BARNSLEY, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: A general view around Oakwell the home of Barnsley FC is seen prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Barnsley and Nottingham Forest at Oakwell on March 08, 2014 in Barnsley, England, (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Barnsley and Fleetwood Town took “snoozer” to a whole new level this weekend.

In this case, it’s not the when but the where (you can make a fairly-educated guess about the why). A fan fell asleep at halftime of Barnsley’s 1-0 home loss, and he caught those Z’s on the toilet.

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Somehow, in a stadium of cheering and yelling fans, he slept for seven hours and found himself locked in Oakwell.

Without his phone, he climbed atop a portable building and hoped to catch someone’s attention. Fortunately, his stadium search to find someone to let him out set off a security alarm, and local firefighters hit the scene.

From Who Ate All The Pies:

“We had to get the ladder to get him down. He had no shoes on and had lost his mobile phone and his hat.

“He was more bothered about his hat though, he seemed a smartly dressed lad.”

We’ve heard of sleeping one off but...

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