“I told my wife, I’d go to Oxxo for some cigarettes, but I did not tell her which one,” he said–Oxxo is a popular convenience store in Mexico,
so it’s safe to assume his wife did not expect a little trans-Atlantic flight to get in between her and her husband.
The El Tri fan revealed that he spent his life savings on the trip; he also later acknowledged that his wife actually did eventually find out that he
had gone to Russia. The trip itself was more physically demanding than expected: first, he had to travel to his hometown, where he flew to Germany. It
was there that he injured his Achilles heel, but do you think that stopped him from making the last leg drive to Russia? Of course not.