The three days of adulation for Lionel Messi in Hong Kong ended with a disappointment of his followers, since the Argentine did not take the field in the 4-1 victory for Inter Miami against a local League eleven, in a friendly played on Sunday in front of a sold-out crowd.
Spectators asked for their money back for not seeing Messi
The spectators chanted “refund” and the Hong Kong Government said that the party organizers, Tatler Asiathey could face a reduction in funding after Messi He stayed on the bench during the game.
He Major Sports Events Committee (MSEC) had granted 15 million Hong Kong dollars ($1.92 million) for the event, along with a million-dollar grant from Hong Kong for the headquarters, the Government said in a statement.
“As for Messi do not play the match today, the Government, as well as all football fans, are very disappointed by the disposition of the organizers. The organizer owes an explanation to all football fans,” they stated.
The organizers were disappointed by the absence of Messi
Organizers said they hoped Messi and his former teammate at Barcelona, the Uruguayan Luis Suárezplayed and were very disappointed that they did not participate in the game.
“Messi and Suarez “were deemed unfit to play by their team’s medical department, much to everyone’s disappointment, including ours,” they added.
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