Liverpool fans miss out on Champions League win by going to GenT, not GenK

Liverpool fans miss out on Champions League win by going to GenT, not GenK

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Oct 24, 2019

  • Chris Wright Toe Poke author

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A hapless set of Liverpool fans managed to miss their group’s 4-1 Champions League win in Belgium on Wednesday despite making the midweek trip.

The 2 travelling fans arrived in plenty of time for a match at Gent. The issue was that their cherished Reds were playing over 150 kilometres away in Genk– with a “k”.

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According to Sporza, the fans just realised their mistake 30 minutes before kick-off after failing to find the Genk arena, mainly because it is on the other side of Belgium.

They were able to find a bar and view the match where they presented for a slightly awkward picture with their match tickets

However, there is a silver lining of sorts, with regional side KAA Gent (who, for an additional layer of confusion, are based in the city of Ghent) providing the pair complimentary tickets to attend their Europa League tie against Wolfsburg the following evening.

Als iemand deze twee kent of hun gegevens heeft, zeg hen dat ze vanavond welkom zijn in de Ghelamco Arena voor #GntWol!

If any person knows these two or has their contact details, inform ’em they’re invited for our video game versus @VfL_Wolfsburg tonight. https://t.co/rtr90 pYMqo

— KAA Gent (@KAAGent) October 24, 2019

Gent likewise offered to offer the lost Liverpool supporters a crash course in Belgian location to hopefully avoid similar mishaps in the future.

Still, it might be worse. They might have been one of the 400 Athletic Bilbao fans who missed out on the 2012 Europa League last by charting a course to the incorrect nation entirely after mistakenly travelling to the Hungarian capital of Budapest instead of the match place in Bucharest, Romania.

Manchester United providing fans opportunity to view games on Old Trafford sofa

@ManUtd and Marriott have revealed the “Seat of Dreams” – a brand-new principle that will be gone for the club’s Old Trafford stadium.

The brand-new addition at the Theatre of Dreams will be granted to four fans at random through a complimentary upgrade to their existing match ticket. pic.twitter.com/eJKZYy5i0o

— Front Office Sports (@frntofficesport) October 23, 2019

Manchester United are offering their fans a piece of real high-end by laying on a brand-new VIP experience at Old Trafford on matchdays.

United will treat 4 fans per game to a complimentary upgrade to their ticket which will enable them access to the “Seat of Dreams”– a sofa set up in the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand

In fairness a huge, plush sofa is precisely what you require to nap in comfort while United grind their method through 90 minutes of toil.

Before you scoff, it’s possibly worth keeping in mind that United aren’t the first group to ply fans with gimmicky furnishings. Vice versa, in truth …

Jacuzzi

En el duelo entre Insect y St. Gallen se vio algo único: dos personalities disfrutaron el partido en un jacuzzi pic.twitter.com/9piqMF90 xy

— DIRECTV Sports (@DIRECTVSports) March 11, 2013

Swiss club Insect Zurich had the concept to supply fans with a VIP experience that consisted of seats in a pitchside jacuzzi at the Letzigrund Stadium in addition to generous access to a supply of complimentary beer.

Pizza delivery

Leyton Orient added a “third dugout” to their arena at the start of the season that housed eight paying fans in the corner of the ground and consisted of pizza shipment at half-time.

Bed

Vanuit dit bed bekijken de winnaars van #FletcherValentijn #Vitesse vs sc Heerenveen. Zij dineren nu @fhdoorwerth pic.twitter.com/ v43 MOzo4QM

— Vitesse (@MijnVitesse) February 13, 2016

As a Valentine’s Day promo in 2016, Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem allowed a loved-up couple to view their Eredivisie tie versus Heerenveen from a double-bed installed at their stadium.

Full suite

After signing a handle Marriott International, Bayern Munich are using fans the opportunity to enjoy matches at the Allianz Arena from their hotel space! #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/affr2KyUHf

— Yahoo Sport UK (@YahooSportUK) February 12, 2018

Taking Vitesse’s concept and ramping it up a notch, Bayern Munich offered their supporters the opportunity to watch matches from the luxurious vantage of their own personal hotel suite.

Sausage train

It’s times like this we refer back to the St Pauli sausage train, which we truthfully presumed would be the pinnacle of in-stadium technology. pic.twitter.com/fxz8a1Yp9t

— Who Consumed All The Pies (@waatpies) Might 19, 2017

Obviously, it would be remiss to not offer an honourable reference to the real peak of matchday VIP opulence– specifically, the St Pauli miniature sausage train, which tooted around the ground and delivered wursts to hungry fans without them having to leave their seat.

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