Messi’s Argentina will play Singapore on Tuesday in an international friendly as Singapore celebrates their 125th anniversary of the FAS (Football Association of Singapore).
As the organizers and promoters UNICES marketed the match with Messi’s name, Fans feel tricked.
Messi and stars coming to Singapore is part of the sentence in the marketing hence Messi’s personal Singaporean fans like Rahul felt right to get angry and blame the organizer.
“Considering the game was marketed as Messi and stars coming to Singapore, the main attraction was obvious … the blame lies at the organizers, because certainly they must have known something about Messi’s absence.” Lamented Rahul
Although reports from Argentine newspaper Clarin indicates that Messi and team mate Otamendi will be unavailable for the trip because of their forth coming weeding, FAS and the match organizers released statement reads;
“The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and match promoter UNICESS are aware of the recent media stories around Lionel Messi and Nicolas Otamendi’s appearance in the Singapore vs. Argentina football match”
According to Clarin, Messi will official marry his long term girlfriend, mother of two Anotonella Roccuzzo on June 30th whereas Man city player Otamendi’s weeding will take place on June 16th.
The Singapore organizers claimed to be working with the AFA to determine the Authenticity of the news made and promised to give an update whenever ready. Meanwhile they look forward to welcoming Argentine national team for the history event.
Yet during match with Brazil, Argentina’s coach Jorge Sampaoli confirmed in a pre-match media news about Messi’s weeding.
Marketing executive Alvin speaking to “TODAY” expressed disappointed specifically in purchasing the expensive tickets.
“Obviously it’s a huge disappointment. If I knew this earlier, I would probably have bought cheaper tickets” said Tan.
Since Messi was the name used to market the game, the ticket were priced S$40 and S$188.