Found July 10, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is clearly the best soccer player in the entire world, but now he is also the cruelest after what he did to several fans this past weekend, including 9-year-old Hudson Sherwood. According to USA Today, Hudson’s father, Tony, paid $2500 to attend the Messi and Friends Tour charity match on July 6 at Soldier Field. The money for the two tickets paid for them to watch the event, and to then have a meet-and-greet with the Hudson’s hero. The money went towards UNICEF. It seemed like the perfect thing to do for his son, as money would go to charity and Hudson would meet the man he has idolized for half of his short life. Tony said about 75 customers who paid $2,500 each were put in a small room underneath the field. They waited there about two hours before being told the world’s best soccer player was not coming. “It was chaos from the beginning,” Tony said. “They weren’t prepared. They told us he was coming, told us he was coming, and then five minutes before the match, one of his Spanish-speaking representatives came in and said due to team commitments, he can’t come.” Fans were [...]

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