Liverpool fans cross English Channel in speedboat to reach Champions League Final

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Desperate times call for despite measures and a group of Liverpool fans jumped in a speedboat to cross the English Channel after Easyjet cancelled a flight to the Champions League Final.

Paddy OToole, originally from Liverpool but now living in Jersey, was facing the prospect of missing the Paris clash with Real Madrid when a EasyJet flight was cancelled.

OToole told the Liverpool Echo: "My lad Patrick’s mates Adam and Tom Dring who are from Huyton, had their EasyJet flight cancelled, so their Dad rushed them down to Heathrow to try a get a flight but there was nothing.

"They got a flight to Jersey last minute and they met up with us and asked could we get them to France. We felt sorry for the young lads so we had to do something."

Once Adam and Tom were in Jersey, Paddy made the most of his connections and got in touch with his friend, Gary Brennan, who owns Jersey-based swimming tuition company Le Mourier.

A few calls later and Paddy and 11 other fans were speeding towards Saint-Marlo, including a 72-year-old Dave Walsh.

Paddy said: "We saw a few dolphins on the way and got the train to Rennes and then to Paris. A few more of are mates from Liverpool who live in Jersey heard we were going and joined on.

“We haven't got a ticket between us."

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