Every sports fan loves to own a piece of history or something that has a direct connection to a moment in sports. Sometimes this means bizarre items become object of attention and desire and are sold of amounts that far outweigh the real value of the item.
This could indeed be one of those items. The jersey worn by Camilo Zuniga of Colombia when he fouled Neymar and consequently broke his back has been put up for auction on Bazarsports.com.
The quarter-final match between Colombia and Brazil will always be remembered by the foul of Zuniga over Neymar. More than the result, the goals or individual performances, that moment will be recorded in everyone’s mind as perhaps the turning point of Brazil’s fate. Well if you want to own a piece of World Cup history and perhaps have a fetish for bizarre items, bidding on the jersey worn by Zuniga when he broke Neymar’s back should be perfect for you.
You will also need money, I forgot to mention that. The jersey was listed originally for $500, but it already sits at 3 times that amount with only 8 days to go until the end of the auction.
The web site looks legit, they have promotional videos with players like Deco, helping them promote the site and items. They sell football memorabilia, either game worn or autographed item. Anything from jerseys, to cleats, to warm up track suits, they have everything you can imagine at their site.
I am not surprised that someone would want to have this jersey. I have seen people bid on toe nails, hair clips and used underwear, so going for a jersey of a player that was wearing it when he injured Neymar is not that much of a leap when it comes to sports fans.