Athletico Bilbao fans Miss the Europa League Final by over 600Kms
The Scottish Daily Record reports that a bunch of Athletico Bilbao fans flew to the wrong country for their clubs appearance in the Europa League Final.
Although this is very funny for us, this is far from a first in my experience. I had a friend who years ago booked a holiday for a bunch of mates and they all turned up at the airport a week early as he mixed the dates up. No one was really happy, they never spoke to him for a week, as all time off from work had to be re-scheduled.
I also used to work with a computer engineer who was sent to the middle east for an assignment. The secretary booked him on a flight to Abu Dhabi, he was meant to be in Dubai. They sounded the same to her.
Dozy Athletic Bilbao fans fly to wrong country for Europa League Final
May 15 2012 By Carl Askew
HUNDREDS of Athletic Bilbao fans missed out on seeing their team in last week’s Europa League Final after flying to the wrong country.
Around 400 punters clubbed together to charter a jet for the showdown with Atletico Madrid in Bucharest.
But there was one major flaw in their plan as they flew to Budapest in Hungary instead of the Romanian capital.
The distraught Basques only learned of their mistake when they touched down on Hungarian soil – 400 miles away from the Arena Nationala in neighbouring Romania.
The Bilbao supporters then tried to make alternative travel arrangements by car, bus or train in a bid to get to Bucharest in time for kick-off.
But they were forced to scrap their plans after hearing the return flight to Spain had been booked for just a few hours after the final whistle.
So the gutted punters had to stay in Budapest to watch the game on TV as their heroes tried to lift the cup.
And the pain was piled on when they saw Athletic crash to a 3-0 defeat against their La Liga rivals.
The dozy Bilbao fans weren’t the only ones to get their geography wrong as the official UEFA stadium announcer greeted supporters in Bucharest with the message: “Good evening Budapest!” more at Dozy Athletic Bilbao fans fly to wrong country for Europa League FinalDozy
Better luck next season caballeros.
By Max Power