Liverpool Fan Bought A £40 Car And Is Driving To Madrid Instead Of Paying For £800 Flights
A Liverpool fan has decided to cut the costs of travelling to Madrid after purchasing a £40 car instead of splashing out £800 for flights.
Jürgen Klopp's men will be hoping to put last season's Champions League final defeat behind them when they play against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, but Simon Wilson is making one hell of a bold choice to buy such a cheap car rather than fly out there.
Granted, the Reds fan admitted that he is doing the stunt in some part for his YouTube channel, but that doesn't make it any less funny.
In fact, it's not the first time that Wilson has been placed in the limelight, as he previously snuck his way into the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather boxing match and also into the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.
"I'll be uploading a couple of videos, but the reason I'm doing this is not just for YouTube," he told the Liverpool Echo.
"I was lucky enough to get a ticket in the ballet through my season ticket, but because the ballot wasn't announced until recently, I didn't want to book transport.
"When I looked online, the transport was so expensive [that] it was ridiculous, the flights were around £800."
So, how did Wilson come into the possession of a Škoda Favorit GLXI for such a low price? Well, that was all down to his brother, Ben Wilson.
Simon, who has supported the Premier League side since he was a child, said that when he couldn't miss the opportunity to see Liverpool lift one of football's biggest prizes, his brother did a little bit of digging online to find the 'perfect' transportation to the final.
"I rang up my brother, Ben Wilson, and asked him how much was the cheapest car we could get," he explained.
"When he told me I was like 'just buy it now, we will worry about it afterwards.'"
Simon is not making the trip alone, as Ben has secured his seat in the Škoda and one of the YouTuber's Spurs-supporting subscribers has accepted his invitation, too.
"I just thought, I've got a spare seat in the car and one of my subscribers, who have travelled with before, is a massive Tottenham fan," Wilson said.
"But he works full time and is not fortunate to go to the matches, but now he'll get to soak up the atmosphere."
While they set off on Wednesday for Madrid and have already missed the ferry to Calais, they were able to secure the next ferry a 'short time later.'
The Škoda, unsurprisingly, is being beaten and bruised during its trip to Madrid, with the trio losing the pipe that cools the car's engine.
But hey, feel free to keep track of Simon's progress on his YouTube channel.
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Featured Image Credit: Simon Wilson