Liverpool Fan Who Drove £40 Car To Champions League Final Returns To Anfield
As you can imagine, it wasn't exactly ideal when budget airlines bumped their Madrid flights up to extortionate prices for the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
However Simon Wilson had the answer - he bought a £40 banger and hoped for the best. Now he's returned and all is well with the world.
The Liverpool supporter drove just short of 1,300 miles from Anfield to Madrid after forking out on an old Škoda Favourite GLXi.
Remarkably, Simon and his pals also made it back to British soil - which we'd imagine he's pretty relieved about - after watching Mo Salah and Divock Origi bag the goals in the Reds' 2-0 win over Spurs.
YouTuber Simon told the Liverpool Echo: "I'll be honest, the whole way down to Madrid, I was skeptical that we'd make it. I mean we'd just gotten to Dover for the ferry and a pipe blew off of the engine." Sounds fine to us.
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Pipe or no pipe, Simon and his three friends pushed on with him adding that it was 'simple really, turn the radio up and job's a goodun' right?'. Our thoughts precisely.
He continued: "I love Liverpool FC, I've been to all the matches, but there was no way I was gonna pay out £800 for a flight that I could get for £40 next week.
"Yeah, it was a little bit of a long car ride back but I think it only cost us around £200 on petrol each way, so we've got four people to the final for half the price of one person flying over."
People from all over followed the adventures with one commenting: "I've got a Skoda pal, I love it! Well done, your a legend!"
Another added: "Well done lads, glad you are all back safe.... looking forward to your next adventure", and a third said: "Well done mate a proper supporter of your team well pleased for you".
Many were shocked that the car made it back to the UK never mind that it made it to Spain in the first place and others suggested that Simon should auction the car and donate the money to charity.
So, what is he going to do with it? He told the Liverpool Echo: "Oh, I'm keeping the car. It's gonna be the daily runner I reckon. I'll get it done up first though!"
Of course he's keeping it.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Simon Wilson