But it was a foul-mouthed tirade from Hollywood actor and Bramall Lane director Sean Bean which proved to be the final straw for Warnock.
He recalled: “I got back to my office and my best mate, Paul Evans, was waiting for me. My wife Sharon, and the kids Amy and William were there, too.
“Sharon had been crying and the kids knew why she was so upset. It wasn’t just the football. Not just because of the result.
“Twenty minutes or so after the game had ended, Sharon and William were sitting in my office when the film actor, Sean Bean, who is a Sheffield United board director, burst in with his girlfriend
“He was obviously the worse for wear. He wanted to know where I was. Sharon told him I was doing a Press conference and I’d be back soon.
“So Sean Bean started swearing at her and my five-year-old son. ‘It’s your f****** husband that got us relegated,’ he said, pointing at her. ‘He’s a f****** w*****’.
“That’s Sean Bean, the tough guy actor. Some kind of tough guy, eh, reducing a five-year-old kid and his mum to tears.
“I was livid to begin with. I wanted to go and find him but Paul told me not to waste my time.
“He might be a film star but he wasn’t a star in my eyes that afternoon.