Inter Miami's global tour with Messi and Suarez faces challenges, marked by bad PR and mixed on-field results.
Injuries to Messi and Suarez, both in their mid-30s, have left fans disappointed, raising concerns about the players' fitness.
The ambitious marketing campaign has heightened fan expectations, leading to disappointment and calls for refunds during recent matches.
Sports law expert John Grady emphasizes the delicate balance between promoting events and meeting fan expectations.
Coach Gerardo Martino apologized for Messi's absence, citing injury risks and prioritizing long-term player fitness over short-term appearances.
With only one win in five games, Inter Miami is under pressure to deliver better results, facing upcoming matches in Tokyo and Florida.
The global tour's success hinges on overcoming challenges, balancing fan expectations, and preparing for the upcoming MLS season.