News of the Derby owner Mel Morris’ possible sale of the club for just £1 has provoked quite the reaction from rival fans on Twitter.
The thought process behind selling the Rams for such a low price is that Morris can potentially have his debts repaid through the sale process. At the moment the club is losing £1m-£2m each month, according to the Times.
But the reaction from football supporters has been quite comedic as some have labelled it a rip-off, over-priced and not worth it. One fan put it as bluntly as calling the club tinpot.
Leeds fans were quite heavily involved in the discussion too, keen to see the club branded a laughing stock after manager Frank Lampard was left appalled by the Yorkshire club sending a spy to watch them train earlier in the season.
They were left amused at the situation, claiming it was 100p too many as one individual said he’d pay up if they were liquidated after. Another sarcastically offered to pay the price the club paid for fences to be put up after spy gate.
Derby are enjoying a productive first season under Lampard, sitting 8th in the Championship table, a point off the playoffs.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
— Ringside Robbie (@ringsiderobbie1) March 19, 2019
— David Watchorn (@Grantham46) March 20, 2019
Not worth it
— Adam McLean (@chiefguns) March 19, 2019
Wow didn’t think it was worth that much
— John Evans (@evans1951) March 20, 2019
— ⭐wjm⭐ (@trickyred7980) March 19, 2019
Sounds like 100p too much to me.
— StrachanPen (@crajik) March 19, 2019
— Marc F ?? (@billywigwam13) March 19, 2019
I’ll give him a fiver of i can liquidate it straight after
— Charles Foster (@Charles_Foster5) March 19, 2019