Soccer club put up for sale on eBay

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Users logging on to Internet auction site eBay on Thursday morning were shocked to find an English soccer club Tranmere Rovers listed for sale.

The club was put up for sale there by Dornoch Capital, a US firm charged with finding a buyer for the League One team.

Tranmere Rovers put up for sale on eBay

In the past, pranksters have jokingly listed footballers and their clubs as 'for sale' on eBay, but this time Tranmere chairman Peter Johnson admitted there was no element of spoof.

He was furious with the audacious move and immediately contacted Dornoch Capital to ask for the eBay listing to be removed.

"We were appalled," Johnson told BBC Radio Merseyside. "It's totally inappropriate. We immediately e-mailed them and said 'take it off right away'.

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

"It's not a second-hand bike we're selling. One has to think of supporters and the ability to run the club."

Dornoch Capital, who specialise in brokering the sale of sports franchises, were asked by Johnson in March to find potential buyers or new investors in the club.

Now the company could face being dropped.

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