VIDEO: Southend fans leave Wembley early and have to leg it back after late equaliser 5 years ago

VIDEO: Southend fans leave Wembley early and have to leg it back after late equaliser

We've all been tempted to leave a match after looking up and seeing an apparently insurmountable scoreline.

But we've been trained over time to never lose faith, partly due to the horror stories we've heard about fans leaving the Ataturk Olympic Stadium when Liverpool were 3-0 down to AC Milan in 2005.

A group of pessimistic Southend fans heeded no such warnings when they made the executive decision to leave Wembley after falling 1-0 down to Wycombe in extra time in their League Two play-off final.

But they had to scurry back when they heard that Joe Piggot had scored the latest of late, late equalisers in the last minute to set up a penalty shoot-out.

Watch the sheer panic as the gun-jumping lads attempt to make it back into the stadium in time to see their side triumph 7-6 on penalties.

Southend United v Wycombe Wanderers - Sky Bet League Two Playoff Final

If we ever think about leaving a game when 10-0 down, we're going to watch this footage and think 'yera, we won't risk it.'

H/t to DailyMirror