Disgraced Ex-Sunderland Star Adam Johnson’s Boots Shockingly Sold On eBay By Fan
Disgraced ex-Premier League star Adam Johnson’s footie boots have shockingly been sold on eBay by a Sunderland fan, according to reports.
However, The Daily Mirror now reports that a Sunderland supporter flogged off a pair of boots that once belonged to the ex-England international.
Johnson wore the Adidas boots during Sunderland’s win over rivals Newcastle in 2015 after he was arrested and charged for child sex crimes.
The ex-Sunderland star managed to score from the spot-kick in the match as his former employers were still eligible to pick him ahead of his trial.
The boots, which were an unusual 7.25 size, were eventually sold on eBay for £49 and a £3.85 postage fee.
According to The Mirror, Johnson’s old boots were on sale for £10 and managed to attract a staggering 14 bids.
The newspaper claimed that the eBay seller was based in Sunderland and made no mention of Johnson’s horrendous crimes in the item’s description.
“Rare Adam Johnson’s match worn boots v Newcastle United in Sunderland’s 3-0 victory at the Stadium of Light 25/10/15,” reads the description.
“When Adam scored a penalty in this famous game. Fitted custom size 7.25, not sure if this is actual size or it’s in German.”
The Adidas boots featured an orange and black colour scheme and ‘AJ11’ engraved in the design.
The ‘AJ11’ referenced Johnson’s shirt number at Sunderland, which he also used during his time at City.
However, the eBay seller was blasted by rival fans for trying to cash in on the convicted paedophile’s boots.
One person said: “All proceeds should go to a children’s charity.”
While fan account Irish Mags added: “I’d offer 50p so I could burn them.”
Other supporters also called for the boots to be burned, while another wisecracking rival fan said Johnson’s boots must have been Adidas “predators.”