15 La Liga players miss flight to match after going to get coffee in airport

La Liga side Las Palmas have arrived for their match against Sevilla – with 15 players missing.

The Gran Canaria-based club have to fly to mainland Spain for their away fixtures in the top flight, which they did earlier today (September 16) ahead of their next outing on Sunday evening.

Not having the finances that the likes of their competitors Real Madrid and Barcelona boast, they book seats on commercial flights. Shortly before boarding, a large chunk of the squad went to get a coffee.

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According to Spanish sports radio programme Carrusel Deportivo, the contingent got lost looking for a hot drink and couldn't get back to their gate in time. As a result, the plane departed without them.

Las Palmas chiefs have now been forced to charter a private flight to reunite them with their team-mates. Thankfully, they've got plenty of time before the 5.30pm kick-off at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.

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The bizarre story had English footy fans cracked up. One posted on social media: "How have FIFTEEN ADULTS managed to get so lost lmao. Not ONE of them realised?"

Another sympathised with them, though, arguing: "This is an easy mistake to make – Las Palmas airport has no right being as long as it is."

A third joked: "This is what your dad fears happening which is why he makes you turn up to the airport four hours early." And a fourth quipped: "'We win as a team and we get lost as a team'."

"The things we do for coffee," commented a fifth, while a sixth said: "Me if I was a football club."

Las Palmas, who were promoted from the Segunda Division last season, have picked up just two points from their opening four games of the season. Sevilla have struggled too, though, with their first three fixtures all ending in defeat.

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