News of the Thomas Cook Group travel company collapse made international headlines last week, with several thousand employees losing their jobs.
Reports said that over 100,000 travelers were impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook, as they were left stranded following the company's unraveling. Of course, this also affects countless people who made plans well ahead of the Thomas Cook demise.
As part of its International Series, the NFL will perform four games in London this year. Two of them will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - and the other pair will be played in the legendary Wembley Stadium.
Unfortunately, fans who bought tickets to the games in London through Thomas Cook will not be receiving refunds, NFL UK announced in a statement. They suggested that ticket buyers may "request the opportunity to" buy tickets from the NFL UK again. The ticket packages also included hotel accommodations plus a tailgating party.
It's extremely disappointing for the thousands of football fans who have to go through these misfortunes. The Tampa Bay Times talked to a man named Mike Chapman who bought the package for his son, Macs, as a 16th birthday present. The family lives in Wales.
Mike said that his son is a giant fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - who will face the Carolina Panthers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 13. Sadly, as Mike pointed out, it could be a long time until Macs gets the chance to see his team play in London again.
Hopefully, there's some way for the NFL and NFL UK to reimburse the many ticket buyers who were impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook. There are only a handful of NFL games played in the United Kingdom every year, and fans like the Chapmans don't get to see their favorite team very often.