A strip of sandpaper or ‘Australian sports tape’ went up for auction on Sunday after the Aussie cricket team came under fire for ball tampering during Saturday’s game against South Africa.
The seller’s tongue-in-cheek auction described the item as “perfect for cheating” telling members to “get in quick before Steve Smith buys it all up!”
The auction made headlines around the world, fetching over 260,000 views, 1900 watch lists and 299 hilarious comments before it sold for $58.
Evening Standard (U.K.) - Cricket ball tampering: ‘Perfect for cheating’ Australian sports tape listed on NZ auction site
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