THIS is the surprising second a Leeds fan paid £500 for Manchester United hospitality tickets at a charity public sale – simply to set them on hearth on stage.
The company hospitality tickets had been struggling to get previous the £100 mark till the person’s bid pushed them as much as £500, on the situation he might burn them.
In a video, the fan – believed to assist the Purple Devils’ hated rivals’ Leeds – could be seen taking a lighter to the nook of the tickets earlier than they go up in flames.
He then locations the tickets right into a bucket that he raises as much as present the corridor, hailed with soccer chants and cheering from the viewers.
The successful bidder was attending a charity ball in me at Queens Resort in Leeds on Saturday night time in reminiscence of Sharon Witcher, a mum who handed away two years in the past from most cancers.
Danny Waite, 32, from Leeds, posted the video to Twitter the place it swiftly went viral.
He mentioned: “It was night time. That was one of many public sale prizes, two tickets to Manchester United Company Hospitality Expertise.
“So the Leeds fan purchased it and simply set hearth to it. I do know he loves a whole lot of Leeds video games, he is a giant fan.
“There weren’t many United followers bidding on them.
“There have been two bids beforehand at like £50 after which £100.
“It was caught at £100 for fairly some time after which he shouted out £500, and mentioned ‘I am going to provide you with £500 to burn them’.
“So clearly, as it is a charity occasion the auctioneer simply mentioned sure.
He added: “Everybody was cheering, there have been a whole lot of Leeds followers within the room.
“It was fairly humorous and it was £500 going straight to charity so clearly everybody was fairly jovial.
“A lad that I performed soccer with, his mum died two years in the past so we do it yearly to boost cash for St. Gemma’s.”
This bid made up a part of the ultimate £27,000 which was raised on the night time for St. Gemma’s Hospice.
One individual commented on Danny’s video: “500 quid goes to charity. Do not see the issue.”
One other mentioned: “Absolutely endorse this.”
A 3rd wrote: “Will get them to print them off once more as soon as he is sobered up.”
However a less-than-impressed social media person mentioned: “Wow, the mentality of a toddler. Bitter.”
A spokesperson for St Gemma’s Hospice mentioned: “We’re conscious that certainly one of our unbelievable supporters organised her annual charity ball in support of St Gemma’s Hospice this weekend, in reminiscence of her mum.
“The Hospice weren’t concerned with any of the fundraising on the night time with this being her personal occasion, and we have no idea the visitor in query.
“The occasion raised over £20,000 for the Hospice final 12 months, each penny of which is used to learn native sufferers with life threatening diseases and assist their households.”