It’s been a tough week for alot people around the world. First, the shocking attack on the Togo international football team in Angola and most recently, a devastating earthquake in Haiti where more than 100,000 people are feared dead. Haitian-American Jozy Altidore who applies his trade with Hull City FC was hit especially hard. Altidore made a brief appearance on CNN’s Larry King Live Wednesday via satellite from Leeds to discuss the impact of this disaster and the tragedy bestowed upon the Haitian people.
Family members and Uncles of the Altidore family who reside in Haiti are reportedly still missing. As the international community scrambles to provide money, aid, food and water, Altidore can only sit, hope and wait for good news on the whereabouts of his family.
Altidore’s appearance on Larry King was only seconds, he was competing for air time with Hollywood actors such as Ben Stiller and Tea Leoni, who were also on the show to discuss the tragedy. CNN made right and featured Altidore on a separate segment where he spoke elegantly about the character of the Haitian people for a few minutes.
There have been no announcements from Hull City as to whether or not Altidore will feature in Hull’s upcoming fixture this Saturday v Tottenham. The disaster in Haiti will obviously be weighing heavy in his heart and on his mind as his thoughts and energy are sure to be with his missing family members in Haiti. The full CNN video interview can be seen here.
EPL Talk wishes the best to the Altidore family and the people of Haiti who have been affected by this tragedy.