Someone Forgot To Tell This Owner His Soccer Team Was Up For Sale On eBay

When the owner of an English soccer team wanted to sell the franchise, he turned to a US firm to set up the deal. When that firm wanted to locate a buyer, they turned to...eBay? *recordscratch.wav*

The Tranmere Rovers play in League One, which makes them the equivalent of a AA baseball team. Fittingly, they appear to have hired a minor-league corporation, Dornoch Capital. Dornoch made sure that potential buyers would have years of managerial and executive experience, or at least a 28k modem.

We were appalled," [Tranmere owner Peter] Johnson told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"It's totally inappropriate. We immediately e-mailed them and said 'take it off right away'."

Johnson added: "You can imagine how shocked we were to wake up this morning to find out we were on eBay."

The bidding was opened at $10 million (with free shipping!). There were no bidders.

It could have been worse. It could have been up on craigslist.

Someone Forgot To Tell This Owner His Soccer Team Was Up For Sale On eBay

Tranmere Owner Fumes At eBay Sale [BBC]

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