Supposedly A Fan Got Into A Champions League Match By Pretending To Be A Wigan Scout
The biggest story of Benfica's 1-0 home win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League round of 16 was undoubtedly a scout from Wigan Athletic, currently 22nd in the Championship, showing up to take in the contest.
So far the highlight of tonight is learning that Wigan Athletic have a scout at a Champions League QF. What a club.— Greg Farrimond (@GregFarrimond) February 14, 2017
Or not. We think. We don't know. We have no way to verify this, really, so take it with however many grains of salt you feel are appropriate.
Re: the supposed Wigan scout at Benfica v Borussia Dortmund last night...was just some random punter getting in for free under Wigan's name— Scouts in Attendance (@scoutsattending) February 15, 2017
Whose mans is this? Really, y'all thought Wigan, WIGAN, would really scout a player good enough to appear in the Champions League knockout stage? That makes no sense on both a footballing level and a financial level. And where was the security staff? They didn't think to ask a question or two about why Wigan would be in Portugal?
(again, none of this is verified, so it could have been a real Wigan scout, or it was all a dream)
Also, I would like to take this time to announce (puts on wig, hat, sunglasses, fake nose and moustache) I have accepted a position in the scouting department at Wigan. Look for me at a Champions League match near you. Gonna try and watch Messi. Heard that lad could really help us.