A pair of Liverpool fans have been seized by Madrid Municipal Police accused of skipping out on a EUR 2,200 champagne bill after the club’s defeat by Real Madrid.
The fans, aged 71 and 73 according Madrid broadcaster, Telemadrid, had ordered nearly 100 drinks for most of the women in the club in Madrid, Spain, before doing a runner.
Bosses at the nightclub in the Huertas district – called Commo – called the police after the fans refused to pay at around 2.30am on Wednesday, 15th March.
The two Englishmen – unnamed – had reportedly told the club: “Don’t worry, we are millionaires, we’ll pay.”
The fans – labelled ‘hooligans’ in Spanish media – were seized by the National Police and taken to Madrid Police Headquarters after they allegedly tried to leave without paying and one of them became violent.
The two customers had reportedly ordered several bottles of whisky and champagne, totalling some 90 drinks.
At first, they reportedly paid EUR 1,000 for the drinks, but they continued to order more rounds, with the new bill reaching EUR 2,200.
The two fans – who were in the Spanish capital to see the match – were detained on charges of fraud.
It is currently unclear if they were able to make it to the Champions League match which Liverpool lost 1-0, eliminating them from the Champions League.