Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is seen filling petrol in a car with a jerry can amid Britain’s fuel crisis.
The video shows the 46-year-old football player taking off the petrol cap of a Mercedes 4MATIC on the side of a country road.
Other motorists walk past the England star wearing a black hoodie.
A canister is handed over by a man to Scholes before pouring in the precious fuel.
Footage, filmed from behind a car, was posted yesterday to the Instagram story of their 20-year-old daughter Alicia – as petrol pump chaos watched Britons fight to refuel.
One caption read: “Last time you can visit me for not having petrol, Paul Scholes.”
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Granthshala Online has contacted a representative for Scholes for comment.
It comes as panicked shoppers fill up jerry cans and stow them in their cars, being issued a stern warning that their cars may explode.
Retired firefighter Steve Dudney is now urging people to be “careful” by carrying fuel stockpiles in their cars – because they can blow up.
Meanwhile, 150 soldiers began training to operate a petrol tanker – despite a cabinet minister’s claim that the army had no shortages or plans.
Boris Johnson put the army on standby to end the fuel chaos.
Huge queues have been witnessed at service stations over the past few days as drivers waited for hours to fill up fuel.
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On Sunday night, it was reported that 90 percent of independent service stations had dried up, with nearly a third of BP’s forecourts empty.
The crisis has been attributed to shortage of HGV drivers, which has affected fuel delivery and panic buying.
Weekend chaos broke out on Monday as millions returned to work.
Shocking footage shows one driver pulling a knife at the other before driving away.
Ruthless thieves have even resorted to stealing petrol from cars as the fuel crisis paralyzes Britain.
If necessary, the deployment of military personnel will provide the supply chain with additional capacity as a temporary measure to help ease pressures caused by spikes in local demand for fuel.
Kwasi Quarteng, Business Secretary
Environment Secretary George Eustice claimed: “There has been some reduction in HGV drivers getting petrol at the forecourt, but in reality it is quite limited.”
He added: “We have no plans at the moment to bring in the military to do driving.”
But 150 soldiers have reportedly been kept on standby to help supply vital fuel and petrol.
Desperate motorists have also started following fuel delivery drivers at petrol stations, nicknamed ‘tanker w***ers’.
And key employees will get exclusive access to petrol pumps under emergency government schemes, it is reported.
Last night, it emerged that essential workers are to be given “priority access” at some stations under the proposed measures.
A cap on the purchase of petrol was also said to be in use after desperate drivers were stopped in mile-long queues at stations.
sources told Wire It was hoped that the crisis would be resolved without the need for measures.
Fuel suppliers have predicted that demand will return to normal by the end of the week, but
The trade secretary, Quasi Quarteng, stressed: “The UK continues to have a strong supply of fuel.
“However, we are aware of supply chain issues at the fuel station forecourt and are taking steps to mitigate these as a matter of priority.
“If necessary, the deployment of military personnel will provide the supply chain with additional capacity as a temporary measure to help ease pressures caused by spikes in local demand for fuel.”