Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Macclesfield have put up a cameo appearance in a game up for sale for £20,000.
The offer is for someone to make a 10 minute appearance in a league or cup match played by the Silkmen. The offer is open to 'fit males' from 18 to 35.
Associate Director Andy Scott told the local press that manager John Askey was behind the plan, but it would not be used to jeopardise a winning situation: “It’s common knowledge that the club is in a precarious position and the club are looking at all avenues to keep the club running.
“John Askey and the management have bought into the situation and it’s a wonderful opportunity for someone to become a professional footballer for a week. As far as we know it has never been done before so it is a unique moment in English football.”
"If we are 3-0 up with 10 minutes to go that would be a good opportunity for John to utilise the situation. There’s absolutely no way we would do it unless it was the right moment in the right game.”
The Bulls were the opponents when Doncaster chairman John Ryan, then 52, was fielded in their final Conference league match in April 2003. Doncaster were winning 4-2 when he came onto the pitch in the 90th minute.