By World of Sport (original post from Yahoo! Eurosport can be found here)
Football fans are being given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play professional football in a proper competitive match – but only if they agree to pay for the privilege.
Before you start thinking about raiding the piggy bank and trotting out at Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge, we should just point out that the club who have agreed to let a total amateur fulfil their dream is Conference National side Macclesfield Town.
And as for how much you’ll need to pay? A cool £20,000. For that, you’ll be registered with the FA and guaranteed at least 10 minutes in a Conference Premier or Cup match this season.
The club cooked up the scheme as part of its attempts to raise the £100,000 they need by August if they are to avoid going out of business.
It’s a lot of money for the average football fan, and Macclesfield’s hopes of finding someone to take them up on the deal are not helped by the conditions attached to the deal: toRead More »from Club offers fans chance to play professional football for real – at a price