All Stars For Hope match cancelled

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO

If you were eagerly looking forward to getting an in-person glimpse of your favorite international players in next month's All Stars For Hope game then you most surely will be disappointed to know that the charity match has been cancelled.

The match, which was set to showcase stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard on June 14th at Giants Stadium, was cancelled due to economic reasons.

The foundation's website read: "As a result of the current economic financial climate, it is with much regret that the All Stars for Hope event has been cancelled.

"We realise that this news will come as a disappointment to our many fans and supporters who have committed to taking seats at the event."

The website also mentioned the possibility of rescheduling the event.

What do you think about the cancellation of the All Stars For Hope game? Did you plan on attending? Are you furious that you will not get to see some of the world's finest in action?

Share your thoughts below.

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16 Responses to All Stars For Hope match cancelled

  1. Striking21 says:

    saw this coming a mile away… still sad to see it canceled though

  2. mEtRo BoY 4eVer says:

    that is bull crap..and now watch it get rescheduled to an other stadium as well which is bull crap

  3. Jimmy Bobo says:

    My understanding is that projected ticket sales were quite low and there was no real media campaign underway that would make this event economically viable. Too bad for the few fans who did want to see the big names waltz around for a couple of hours but entirely understandable in fiscal terms.

  4. Johnny rotten says:

    i guess now it’s official: there is No Hope!

  5. Bob says:

    what can’t they afford a plane ticket?? ITs for charity they are not suppose to get paid.

  6. MikeK says:

    It’s not just the plane. It’s the 5 star hotel, transportation, renting the stadium, all that.

  7. Win says:

    That is actually rediculous. There’s no way “the current economic situation” is the real reason for cancelling this tourament. It’s much more likely that the event was planned in such a way that it would never work out.

  8. This Guy says:

    It cant be plane tickets. Chicago to London roundtrip is around $350 right now

  9. Igor says:

    There’s no point having a match for charity if you don’t make any money for charity from it.

  10. kpugs says:

    I don’t want to say it serves them right, but my little group of season ticket holders DEFINITELY would have donated to this charity.

    Just not the absurd price we would have been required to pay to get seats we have been sitting in for years.

    Again, I know it’s a charity. But I’m willing to bet if they sold as many tickets as they thought they would (or, maybe sold as many as they would have if they weren’t playing a Mexican team), it wouldn’t have been canceled.

    I actually feel bad, but I would have been willing to make my contribution to attend this game. Just not what it would have ended up costing me to get the seats I wanted.

  11. HomeyBoehme says:

    It is a sad day when a charity cannot afford hope.

  12. wykell says:

    HA!

    This always struck me as a faux charity event, and sure enough, the organizers (who likely had good intentions somewhere, possibly) were incompetent. I’m glad it didn’t come off.

    Granted, why do I get the sneaking suspicion that it WILL take place right before the European season starts in Seattle?

    Those guys get all the luck.

  13. Supsam says:

    this is crap! Bull crap! Red Bull crap!! pun hella intended…giants stadium..red bulls…bull crap…anyone..anyone

  14. Tim F. says:

    Should have involved the Red Bulls. It was doomed from the start.

  15. asdf says:

    Seems like they never got their act together and are blaming the economy.

  16. FootyD says:

    Karma got up to them and took care of the organizers. It’s all business and this wasn’t a good one.