PowerSellerCollege has reportedly found over thousandsBelgium soccer fan who are putting up their support on sale on eBay for charity.
Once their own country Belgium didn’t qualify for the finals of the Euro cup the soccer fans decided to offer their support to the highest bidder on eBay.Belgiumfailed to qualify into Group A.
TheBelgiumfans Facebook group sent a statement afterBelgiumdidn’t qualify. “Once again we, Belgian soccer fans, have no team to root for in the Euro 2012 tournament. Once again we are orphaned, wandering through the streets without colours, without a flag.”
The group vowed to have every group member wear the teams colors and flags of the winning bid. The fans Facebook group even jokingly stated that the fans would take part in hooliganism for a small additional cost.
Many bidders from all over Europe bid on the cheering services of the group, finally an anonymous bidder from theNetherlandswon with a bid of 3,000 euros. However, after 3 first round losses and zero points, the team was eliminated.
A day later the group went back up on eBay. The group started off with about 300 fans from Belgium right before they posted their cheering services up yet again they had about 20,000 members from not just Belgium but from other parts of Europe including the Netherlands and Russia.
The highest bidder the second time around was from themselves. Lieven Scheire the owner of the website Belgiansoccerfansforsale and the Facebook group’s manager felt that theCzechRepublicteam was the biggest underdog left in the tournament.
PowerSellerCollegepoints out that every team they have cheered for has loss including theBelgiumandHollandteam. They are becoming the anti Paul the Octopus, so if the trend continues they might be better selling their services to opponents of teams.
A prospective buyer may already be in the offing. “A German football fan will buy us forSpain,” Mr. Scheire predicts.
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