Crazy football stories: Fan slept rough in Milan for 11 years after getting lost at San Siro

Crazy football stories: Fan slept rough in Milan for 11 years after getting lost at San Siro

A Swiss football fan once rested unpleasant in the city of Milan for a considerable length of time in the wake of getting lost at the San Siro.

Indeed, truly.

On August 24, 2004, FC Basel went to Italy to play Inter Milan in their Champions League qualifying second leg conflict.

Bury ran out 4-1 victors, with Adriano (2), Alvaro Recoba and Dejan Stankovic all on the scoresheet.

Rolf Bantle, then 60 years of age, was among the 50,402 fans in participation that day.

In the wake of watching his side unloaded out of the Champions League, things immediately went from awful to more terrible for the Swiss beneficiary.

Bantle went to the latrine after the match, got disorientated and lost his companions. He in this manner missed his ride home.

With restricted cash and no real way to contact his companions, Bantle had no real option except to leave the arena and head into Milan.

“I was out of nowhere in an alternate area [of the stadium],” he told Schweiz am Sonntag, a Swiss paper, per Goal. “I had about €20 in my pocket and no telephone so I meandered into Milan.

“Individuals gave me food and cigarettes, and one understudy offered me a camping bed.”

Bantle had no family members. He was residing in a gathering home in Laufelfingen, close to Basel, preceding his roadtrip.

The FC Basel fan was accounted for missing however he in no way wanted to get back to Switzerland. He really preferred dozing in the city of Milan.

There was for me no great explanation to return home. I partook in the opportunity of Milan,” he said.

Bantle was at last found in 2015 when he broke his femur. He had no Italian health care coverage thus Swiss specialists were made aware of his presence.

It was really at that time that he at long last gotten back to his country. He got treatment at a Basel medical clinic, prior to moving into a retirement home.

“I like it here,” he added. “A decade is sufficient and here I feel generally excellent at this point.”

What an insane story

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