Liverpool-supporting dad takes his son out of school for Champions League final
The Liverpool-backed cafe owner risks the ire of teachers at his son’s school when he ADMITS that he helped him get to Paris for the Champions League final, texting ‘Binging home No 7!’
Café boss Tage Herstad (left, pictured) replied to his teenage son’s school that he missed school to travel to Paris for Liverpool’s Champions League final
A Liverpool backer has risked the ire of his son’s high school by pulling him out of school to go to Paris for the Champions League final.
Thousands of Liverpool fans, including former Reds defender Jamie Carragher and his 19-year-old son James, have already left for France, where they will see Jurgen Klopp’s team play against Spain’s Real Madrid.
While the journey across the Channel to enter France isn’t quite as arduous as the last time these two teams met in 2018 – when the final was in Kiev, Ukraine – many supporters are eager to make a weekend of it, including the journey. on Thursday or Friday.
That meant a father had to take his son William out of school for a day to make the trip to Paris.
In a message from Tage Herstad, the operator of popular fanspot Taggy’s bar, an absence message was sent on Twitter via text message, asking to justify why his teenage son had not signed up on Thursday morning.
The post, which has since gone viral and has received more than 10,000 likes, shows William’s father sending a selfie back to school with what appears to be a group waiting for a ferry to France.
“That’s right,” began the response to William’s absence.
He’s on his way to Paris with his dad and his dad’s bad friends to watch the treble chase the Reds in yet another CL [Champions League] last.
“Hopefully he will take big ears No. 7 home with him. #partytime #yolo #roflmao’
A follow-up message on Twitter showed the six-member group outside the Gare de Bernay train station
There was a mixed reaction to the viral post, with one account claiming to have reported Tage and his son William for ‘truancy’
The viral story was immediately met with skepticism, with one fan tagging the popular ‘Didn’t Happen Of The Year Award’ account.
In response to claims that the story was not true, Tage replied with a photo of himself, William and his friends standing outside the Gare de Bernay train station.
Fans were divided over the story, with some siding with Tage’s decision to take his son to the finals, while others questioned the benefit of being kicked out of school.
“Frankly – respect the comment, he can easily catch up with 2 days of school work, but you can’t get back the memories of going to a Champions League final or any other big game and watching your team with your old man,” wrote Twitter user Matthew Chadaway.
“It really doesn’t matter,” Tage wrote back.
“It’s his third CL final and hopefully not his last. This is the holy grail of club football and I want him to be with me.”
Liverpool fans have flocked to Paris by the thousands for Saturday night’s final
Liverpool take on Spanish giants Real Madrid in a replay of the 2018 Champions League final
At the other end of the row, @TaffGoose wrote in response: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I have reported your family to the police for truancy.
“We need to bring #SELF-RESPECT back to our schools.”
‘Do what you feel you should do, it will make your life better friend. Hurry up and work on putting #self-esteem in your own head,” was the response of the original poster.
The group of six needs another two-hour train ride to reach Paris before soaking up the atmosphere with the thousands who have already made the journey.
Liverpool’s stunning season comes to a close this weekend as they face Real Madrid in the Champions League final at the Stade de France.
The win for Jurgen Klopp will see them achieve a triple win this season (alongside the Carabao Cup and FA Cup) – with Manchester City depriving them of the Premier League title by a point on the last day of the season.