Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has caused outrage on the Island of Malta.
Ferguson, a well known supporter of the Labour Party had sent a letter saying: "I sincerely hope that the people of Malta support Dr Joseph Muscat in his quest to bring the Labour Party back into power in Malta. My own background all my life has been linked to the Labour Party because of the fundamental beliefs in looking after the working class in terms of health, education and wellbeing. "I wish them well in the future campaign and am aure that they will be successful.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has also sent a letter of support.
The Labour Party in Malta, however, is a far cry from the Labour Party in Britain and the Manchester United Supporters Club Malta have said in a statement that it did not request the endorsement given by the United boss to one of the local parties ahead of Saturday's elections.
Source: Coventry MAD