Fans try to capture a glimpse of their hero Lionel Messi. He ended up costing the HKFA HK$1 million per minute during last week's Hong Kong v Argentina game Photo: AFP Fans try to capture a glimpse of their hero Lionel Messi. He ended up costing the HKFA HK$1 million per minute during last week's Hong Kong v Argentina game Photo: AFP
Fans try to capture a glimpse of their hero Lionel Messi. He ended up costing the HKFA HK$1 million per minute during last week's Hong Kong v Argentina game Photo: AFP
Alvin Sallay
Opinion

Opinion

Alvin Sallay

Left field: At these prices, HKFA centenary event failed to make the most of Messi and Argentina's presence here

At HK$1m per minute of Messi action, HKFA centenary event failed to make the most of Argentina's presence here

Fans try to capture a glimpse of their hero Lionel Messi. He ended up costing the HKFA HK$1 million per minute during last week's Hong Kong v Argentina game Photo: AFP Fans try to capture a glimpse of their hero Lionel Messi. He ended up costing the HKFA HK$1 million per minute during last week's Hong Kong v Argentina game Photo: AFP
Fans try to capture a glimpse of their hero Lionel Messi. He ended up costing the HKFA HK$1 million per minute during last week's Hong Kong v Argentina game Photo: AFP
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Alvin Sallay

Alvin Sallay

Alvin Sallay was a Sunday columnist with the paper for more than 10 years and reported on the Hong Kong sports scene for the last 25 years. Through his columns he covered four Olympic Games and one soccer World Cup. A long-time Asia expert, he has also been to seven consecutive Asian Games.