What price can you put on a fan’s obsession? How do you gauge their deep-rooted fascination? Simple, auction something belonging to the celebrity, and you can tell how big a fan someone is. We measured fans’ genuine love for Lionel Messi, who is said to be the greatest soccer player of all time. During his farewell address to Barcelona earlier this month, a tissue allegedly used by Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi is being sold at auction for $1 million. Messi is now the new Paris Saint-Germain player, who broke down during his announcement that he was leaving FC Barcelona, where he played for 21 years.
The man was naturally overwhelmed and emotional about leaving his former club Barcelona. His wife Antonella gave him a tissue to wipe his tears which an unidentified person took. An advertisement followed this on the international e-commerce platform Meikeduo announcing the offer to sell the tissue paper that Messi used for one million dollars. The idea is not only to sell a part of Messi’s emotional days but that the tissue contained Messi’s genetic material, and someday this would allow you to clone a football player like him.
In a press release last week, Messi said, “I am excited to begin a new chapter of my career at Paris Saint-Germain. Everything about the club matches my football ambitions. I know how talented the squad and the coaching staff are here. I am determined to help build something special for the club and the fans, and I am looking forward to stepping out onto the pitch at the Parc des Princes.” This tissue is undoubtedly one of the most significant objects of sporting history and invaluable for Messi fans.
[Via: Gulf Today]