Over 400 Spanish soccer fans miss a game after traveling to the wrong city, couldn’t locate correct city on a map
Last Wednesday, a group of more than 400 Athletic Bilbao fans were looking forward to traveling to Budapest, Hungary to cheer on their squad in the Europa League final against La Liga rival Atletico. When they arrived in Budapest, they were suddenly no longer excited. That’s because the game was being played in Bucharest, Romania.
According to the Metro, the mob of fans mixed up the names of the cities Budapest and Bucharest and ended up hundreds of miles from where the Europa League final was taking place. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they could not locate Bucharest — the capital of Romania — on a map when they scrambled and tried to make it to the correct venue.
If it is any consolation to the Bilbao fans, their team suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat. If they didn’t already buy their tickets, they’re probably happy the mix-up took place. If they already had tickets — which is highly likely — the loss merely added insult to injury.
For what it’s worth, the stadium announcer even made the mistake of saying “Good evening, Budapest, and welcome to the Europa League final” over the loudspeaker before the game. That dude was in the right place and still didn’t know where he was. That may be worse. As this female tennis player can tell you, there’s nothing more stressful than a venue mishap.