Matt Sydal is being accused of ripping of ripping off UK-based promoter for BCW. According to the accusations, Sydal missed his flight for an event and didn’t return the deposit money.
The promoter also published a letter that he received from Sydal’s agent Bill Behrens, where he tried to explain why Sydal missed the event and blamed it on traffic to the airport:
“I know you wanted Matt to buy a new flight, but so too, if you wanted him there tomorrow, you could have bought the flight too. Its why I gave you the info I research last night looking for the lowest fares. Matt missed the flight due to traffic circumstances beyond his control, honestly & legally were it judged….It was “an act of God”, like bad weather or mechanical issues on a plane. British Air offer no good option when called which is no surprise, and its flights were over $3000 now, cost prohibitive for Matt or you. Best deal was $1333, a flight that leaves Tampa in 15 minutes.
If you had needed Matt there, you could have gotten him there, and so would not have lost all hotel, nor visa, and you’d already paid the fee. It would have been the smart, reasonable, and best business decision, but you decided not to do that. Which is your right. But to tell fans Matt couldn’t get there for Saturday is not really the truth, as he could have been there. You made a decision to not get him there.
I appreciate that you wanted this to work out better. I did too. I’m out $300. Matt did too, and has said he wants to make good on it. Regardless, I returned $300, and you are welcome.