“I kind of fell over the billboards at the side of the pitch and there was a cafe right on the side,” Thompson explained to the Lancashire Telegraph.
“I landed on this person’s table and I don’t know what happened, I just instinctively grabbed this guy’s pint and had a drink.
“It shows you how bad a game it was that it got the biggest cheer of the night.
"It was just a bit of fun and it went down well, it was a bit of light-hearted banter, and the guy was really decent about it. He was laughing.
“The manager did say I was fined a week’s wages though for being the first player he’s ever seen drinking during a match.
“I think that will be a first and last and one and only!”