Mexican Fan Went Out To Buy Cigarettes, Ended Up In Russia

Mexican Fan Went Out To Buy Cigarettes, Ended Up In Russia

Remember the long-time cliché “He went out to get cigarettes six years ago but never came back”?

Arturo Garcia, a die-hard football fan from Puebla, Mexico, told his wife that he was stepping out to buy a pack of cigarettes, but ended up boarding a plane to Germany, and then driving to Russia, to see his national football team play in the Confederations Cup.

Arturo had reportedly told his wife that he was going out to buy a pack of cigarettes, but he actually travelled to Monterey, where he got on a plane to Wolfsburg, Germany, where some of his relatives live, and from there he drove to Kazan, Russia, where he joined hundreds of other Mexican fans in supporting the national football team.

“The cost did not matter to me,” Arturo said. “The only important thing is to be close to the team.”