Hey, want to pay money to decide which club this dude's baby will support? Okay then.

Yo. Support one of the Manchester clubs and want to pay money for a baby to support it too? This father’s got you covered.

Some guy, Ian Charters, doesn’t really follow soccer and knows that his kid, growing up in Manchester, won’t support Watford, where Charters is from. So he’s willing to sell you his son’s allegiances on eBay.


Just a quick status update on the world: We now live in a time when club allegiance can be literally bought. And the auction already 50 has bids, with nine days to go. Cool.

Here’s what Charters will do to insure his kid supports City or United or City, whichever one you pay for:

  • Buy him a jersey and tweet a picture;
  • Buy him curtains in the appropriate color;
  • Take him to “a few” games;
  • Do “the best I can to make sure he doesn’t end up supporting the other team.”

Anyway, it’s not all horrible. Turns out the kid was born premature, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to a charity that cares for premature and sick babies. So, you know, either bid on this kid’s fan future, or just donate to the charity directly. Whatever works for you.

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