Because of their desire to drink coffee, 15 players missed the trip
This overseas trip will be remembered for a longer time by the Spanish club UD Las Palmas. The reason: coffee and a missed plane.
Not all Las Palmas players made it to Seville on the first try.
15 actors were looking for coffee.
When they returned, the plane was gone.
Images by Imago/Cavan
Things don’t always go according to plan on foreign trips, and Spanish club Las Palmas found out on Saturday. When the plane took off from Gran Canaria to the mainland for the first leg against Sevilla, more than half of the professional footballers were not on board. But what happened?
As confirmed by the club, 15 players and two physiotherapists missed the originally scheduled trip. As journalists on site reported, the 17 members of the delegation wanted to have coffee before leaving. However, they were unable to find their way back in time and the plane took off. Tenerife News commented on the collapse as follows: “As first-class teams, the footballers from the capital of Gran Canaria are currently the highest-ranked representatives of the Canary Islands in Spanish football. But they give the archipelago little credit at the moment.
The club then had to organize a charter flight to bring the footballers to Seville. The Vice President, who did not want to arrive until Sunday, decided to also travel by chartered plane so that nothing would go wrong this time. All the actors have now arrived in Seville. Player Mounir said afterward: “It was not because of the coffee.” The plane was delayed and we were not told that we would be boarding.”
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