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Mum's fury as husband plans to sneak off to watch Champions League at wedding

The couple don't want guests to ask for the match to be put on

Important football games and weddings are a match made in hell.

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Just ask one mum who's seriously peeved at her husband for plotting to duck out of a friend's wedding reception so he can watch Liverpool in the Champions League final.

He's not alone either - his brothers (also guests) are hoping to sneak out too.

The outraged mum explained on Mumsnet: "Were attending a wedding the day of the champion leagues final, now Liverpool have gotten to the final my husband understandably wants to watch it.

"The majority of people attending are from Liverpool and the surrounding areas, my husband included."

The beautiful game has sparked an ugly row

And there's no chance of him being able to catch even a glimpse of it at the wedding.

She continues: "The couple getting married have now put out a notice saying that they have chosen not to screen the champions league, and they do not want anyone to ask for it to be put on, to leave and watch it or to be watching it on any devices and to please respect that this day is about them.

"On one hand, I get it.. it's your wedding day. You want it to be about you.

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"But my husband and his brothers aren't willing to miss such a massive game and are now trying to work out a plan to be able to watch it and then return to the wedding after.

"It ended with my husband and I having a bit of an argument because I think it's extremely rude to leave, watch the game and return.

"It's just been left with they will be watching and that's that, they think the bride and groom are being unreasonable to put a blanket ban on the whole thing and not just shove it on a TV in the bar."

The mum's dilemma has proven to be a sticky one.

Many feel the husband is being well and truly out of order.

One woman fumed: "They need to grow up. The football watchers that is. Sad that the poor couple even have to say it."

Another agreed, adding: "I can’t imagine how anyone could be so rude as to leave a wedding to watch a football match then return, or to watch it on an iPad or whatever while there.

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It's a big day for Liverpool fans

"Your husband could record the match and watch it later. If he refuses to do that I think he should skip the wedding altogether, but in your shoes I would let him know what I thought of a man who considered watching a football match to be more important than people he presumably cares about..."

That said, a handful of people pointed out that either the couple should make some provision to show the match, or just accept people will find a way to watch it.

As one woman put it: "Whilst it is their day, and I don't think they are being unreasonable in hoping it's about them, I don't think they stand a hope in hell in getting 200 Liverpudlians to not find some way to watch I'm afraid..."

Which is a fair point.

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