Six French Fans they confused Budapest with Bucharest and traveled to the Romanian capital instead of the Hungarian, where they would have liked to go to see the France-Hungary of Group F that was played on Saturday in Budapest, reports this Wednesday the Romanian newspaper Jurnalul National.
All six realized their mistake on the same Saturday after land and take a bus downtown, while drinking beer with Ukrainian fans who traveled to Bucharest for Monday’s Ukraine-Austria (Group C).
“Are you coming from Kiev?”The Jurnalul National journalist asked them, to which the fans replied that they had not, that they had the wrong venue for the Eurocup and had tickets for the Hungary-France that was going to be played in a few hours at the Puskas Arena in the Hungarian capital. .
Once aware of their mistake, the six fans of the “Bleus” decided to stay in Bucharest until this Wednesday, when France faces Portugal in Budapest in the last game of his group.
If the first of the Group F, the French national team will play the round of 16 on June 28 in Bucharest. In that case, the six French will try to buy a ticket to see, this time, France live in this Eurocup.
“It’s funny that it is the national team that comes where we are,” said Manuel, one of the followers of the “bleus“, on the possible outcome of the mess.
“Learn more about Europe”
Confusing Budapest with Bucharest was not the only mistake of these French who work together in a computer company in their unfortunate trip to the East.
Neither the Romanian flags nor the language spoken by the officials at the airport made these fans realize that they had reached the wrong place, who also thought that Ukrainian fans waving their country’s flags were supporters of France’s rival.
“We thought they were Hungarian fans going to the game and we followed them, thinking that as they were from the city they knew the way to the stadium, “said one of the French about how they got to the old town of Bucharest, where they finally discovered their mistake and ended up watching Hungary-France on TV.
“We have to learn more about Europe”, recognized one of the members of the group.
These young people are not the first to confuse Budapest and Bucharest.
The phonetic similarity of the names of the two capitals lends itself to constant confusion among those who visit them and has left behind succulent anecdotes such as the one that starred in Michael Jackson in 1992.
Before his first concert in the Romanian capital, the famous American singer greeted his fans from the balcony of the Palace of the Romanian Parliament. “Hello Budapest!”, shouted Michael Jackson to his Romanian fans.