Mexico fan tells wife he's getting cigarettes, goes to Confed Cup instead
Football fans are amongst the most passionate fans in sports and have a reputation for doing almost anything for the club or team they love. One Mexican national team fan took that reputation to a new level this month, when he lied to his wife in order to go watch his beloved El Tri play.
Arturo Garcia, however, didn't just sneak out to watch the game with his mates at a pub, he flew all the way to Russia to see El Tri play in person at the Confederations Cup! Garcia apparently told his wife he was going out to the store to get some cigarettes but in reality, the Puebla resident was actually hopping on a flight from Monterrey to Germany. From there, Garcia drove to Kazan where Mexico played Portugal in their first match of the tournament.
What's worse, Garcia apparently spent his life savings on the trip and even injured his Achilles heel before the final leg of his journey to Russia. It's safe to say Garcia will get over the Achilles injury if Mexico were to win the Confederations Cup but the real question is whether his wife will ever forgive him?
We always appreciate football fans going to great lengths for the team they love but in this case, our friend Arturo might have taken it a bit too far. Needless to say, Arturo Garcia is going to be in some hot water after his escapades and if I were Arturo, I'd make sure I got my wife something nice from Duty Free on my way home.