The president of Egypt was listed for sale on eBay, with bids reaching just over $100,000 before the post was taken down. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who gained control of the country after the military ousted president Mohammed Morsi, ended up on the online marketplace after saying in a speech that he would sell himself for the country.
“If it were possible for me to be sold, I would sell myself,'' he said in a speech earlier this week. He also reportedly asked for donations to public funds from the Egyptian people.
Sisi was listed on eBay quickly after, with over 100 bidders bringing up his value to just over $100,000. He was described in the listing as being a “slightly used” field marshall and doctor of philosophers with a background in the military.
“Hey world, we decided to sell the infamous Egyptian Field Marshal and military coup leader Mr Abdel Fatah el-Sisi on eBay to bail out the Egyptian economy so you don't have to,” the description stated.
The Egyptian economy has suffered from a drop in tourism revenues following the downing of a Russian passenger plane in Sinai.
The listing was taken down, apparently for not abiding by eBay’s rules.
Sisi is for sale please buy him with any value .. we do not want him any more— Eng Ahmed Hussien (@EngA7medS7s) February 24, 2016
ebay decided the Egyptian dictator, El Sisi "didn't follow eBay guidelines".— Mohamed Ezeldeen (@m_ezeldeen_1) February 24, 2016
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