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Thousands Angered By Cancellation Of Charity Soccer Game

Celebrity Soccer Game Credit CBS 2

Celebrity Soccer Game Credit CBS 2

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Thousands of soccer fans were angered this weekend when a celebrity soccer game was canceled, by the Department Of Education.

“To tell you the truth I didn’t get any sleep last night to the morning because I was so excited about this game,” Queen soccer player Peter Reyl,¬†told CBS 2’s Rachel Stockman.

Fans were greeted by officers who were guarding the entrance of the old Boys High School field in Brooklyn. A celebrity soccer game featuring big names from the world of reggae music was supposed to take place there.

The event’s organizer, Susan Peart-Boyer, told CBS 2 that she pre-sold two-thousand tickets for the event before finding out that her permit had been revoked.

The event would have benefited a Brooklyn charity.

Representatives from the Department Of Education said that the event was canceled due to a miscommunication.

“The organizers misrepresented themselves to us. We originally thought they were holding a ball game with five-hundred participants. On Friday we found out it was an all-day concert with more than two-thousand participants, so we revoked their permit,” the representative said.

But Peart-Boyer told CBS 2 that the Department Of Education is mistake.

“They are lying, I have all my paperwork, I have all my paperwork here,” she said.

The game’s organizers said that they will give a refund to anybody who wants them.

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