Just an hour before kick off, Hereford United announced that they would play Besiktas in a friendly.
With the Turkish giants in the country for games at Macclesfield's Moss Rose ground, their XI took on the trialist XI at Fleet Lane, home of the West Riding FA in front of only a handful of coaches and apparently no fans.
The club promoted links to illegal streaming sites to watch the game, which was being broadcast by Besiktas' own in-house TV channel, but wrongly gave the kick off time as 6pm when the game kicked off at 5pm.
With half an hour gone, the trialist side was 3-0 down. Both Jon Taylor and Neil Phelps were visible on the touchline, but no teamsheet for the trialist side was given.
The one sided game ended in a 6-0 win for the Turkish side.
|A picture tweeted by the West Riding FA showing players in non-matching kit|