Cairo: The president of Egypt was listed for sale on eBay, with bids reaching just over $100,000 before the post was taken down.
Over 100 bidders took the listing of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to $100k. Pic/eBay screengrab
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 was described in the listing as being a “slightly used” field marshall and doctor of philosophers.
“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.