Scottish League Two outfit Stenhousemuir have launched a brilliant fundraising drive, as football remains shut down as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The game is on hold for the foreseeable future it would seem, while countries across the world try to deal with the fast-spreading virus.
It has been one week since Scottish football was suspended, and clubs have been frantically trying to work out ways in which they can help ease the financial burden over the next few months.
Some are asking for donations from loyal supporters, while Premiership side Hearts are temporarily slashing the wages of full-time employees by 50% in a bid to sustain.
Stenhousemuir have come up with a great way of generating a bit of income in the absence of matchday revenues.
The Warriors are auctioning the chance for a supporter to play a game ‘as a trialist’ for the club at some point in the future.
Fans are being encouraged to make a bid for a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’, which will see them pull on the strip of their beloved team.
An official club statement read: “We will run an auction from 3pm Thursday March 19 to 5pm Thursday March 26 with the highest bidder winning the chance to play for the club in a one-off closed doors friendly match.
“The auction winner will be named in the squad and come off the bench to join Warriors first team players in a friendly.
“This is your chance to say you have played for Stenhousemuir FC.”
It’s a clever idea from the club, who will hopefully see a lot of interest in the opportunity that’s on offer.
For many football supporters, the idea of pulling on the jersey of your team is nothing but a dream, and so for one lucky Stenny fan to actually stand of chance of playing for the first-team is brilliant.
At the time of writing, the winning bid is £500.