Going once, going twice…
Wayne Rooney’s title-winning penalty spot from Ewood Park on eBay
Blackburn’s penalty spot – from which Wayne Rooney scored the goal that confirmed Manchester United as Premier League champions for the 19th time – has gone on sale on eBay.
Rovers fan Eddie Maxwell thought up the money-making opportunity shortly after the game and asked the club if he could dig up the small patch of turf.
The father-of-two also dug up the centre spot and is hopeful he can use any money raised to support his local Sunday League side, King Edward FC.
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Maxwell explained: ‘At first I was just thinking of taking the centre spot because any Rovers fan would be interested in that but then after the Manchester United match I wanted the penalty spot as well.
‘It is a piece of football history – maybe Rooney would be interested in buying it.’
Rooney recently admitted he had been terrified before taking the spot kick in the crucial end-of-season game against Blackburn away from home.
The goal helped United to their record-breaking title, overtaking arch-rivals Liverpool.
The winning bidder is promised a ‘certificate of authenticity’ from Blackburn Rovers with the purchase.
The current leading bid for the penalty spot stands at a massive £999,850 so one would imagine that someone is placing fake bids, making a mockery of the auction. Unless of course Wayne Rooney himself fancied getting his hands on the piece of turf where history was made.
If you want to place a bid CLICK HERE. The bidding ends in approximately six days, could make a wonderful present for any Man United supporter.