It’s fifty years since the crash that killed the Busby Babes and Sunday’s derby between Manchester United and Manchester City was a fitting match to remember the loss. Every fan from both teams attending the game were given a scarf, a letter from the chief executive David Gill, and a replica copy of the programme from United’s first game against Sheffield Wednesday following the crash 50 years ago.
Unsurprisingly these have been surfacing on eBay both in the UK and in Ireland. According to the Irish Independant eBay are banning the sales “due to the unique and commemorative nature” of the items.
I can’t help thinking that there are an awful lot of fans who weren’t at the games more than happy to purchase the memorial items, but that aside if eBay are going to prevent the sale they need to announce it to the community.
Currently at time of writing there are with bids in the thousands and .