Old Trafford star was scared for his family with woman on the streets.
The woman who stalked Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand and his family has been imprisoned for 10 weeks and received a restraining order for a further decade.
Susanne Ibru appeared at Crewe Magistrates’ Court after being convicted of harassment of the Manchester United and England star last month.
The 38-year-old made three 400-mile round trips to Ferdinand’s home in Cheshire on February 21 last year, then again on June 16 and 18, her trial heard.
She lived in Peckham, South London, the same place Ferdinand grew up in.
The 32-year-old footballer told the court Ibru left him fearing for his family’s safety by turning up at his home and demanding to speak to him.
District Judge Nicholas Sanders said he was “concerned” by the defendant’s behaviour since she had been in custody.
“The pre-sentence report describes you as living in a fantasy world, unable to interpret social situations and boundaries,” he said.
“You display a predatory and manipulative lifestyle and try to deliberately mislead interviewers.”
As she was led to the cells, she added: “I stick two fingers up at you.”
During the trial for harassment last month, Ibru represented herself and cross-examined her victim but fled the court during the lunch break.
She was convicted in her absence and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Ibru, of no fixed address, appeared back in court on April 20 where she was further remanded in custody.
The court was told she spat in the face of the arresting officer on the day of her arrest in Warrington, Cheshire.