On February 24, Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is reported to have said, “If it were possible for me to be sold, I would sell myself,” for the country’s economy. He made the statement during a speech on state television for which he as massively mocked on social media.
Taking his words quite literally, an eBay user actually put the President up on sale on the e-commerce website eBay. He was even listed as ‘slightly used’, reported The Independent. On the ad was the picture of a laughing Sisi, with the description: “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.” (link)
The page was taken down later.
Interestingly, there were buyers — not just a few, but over a hundred; and within a few hours the bid had reached $100,300.
— AMY_ (❤أحبك ربي❤) (@2_AMY_8) February 24, 2016
— جَنان (@JayAlhamli) February 25, 2016
— Miriam M. Mueller (@miriammmueller) February 25, 2016