Date
25 September 2017
This mug is one of 2,000 British reseller Wholesale Clearance is trying to offload. It has the head of Barack Obama on England player Chris Smalling. Photo: NY Daily News
This mug is one of 2,000 British reseller Wholesale Clearance is trying to offload. It has the head of Barack Obama on England player Chris Smalling. Photo: NY Daily News

England World Cup souvenir has a problem, indeed

It’s probably a good problem to have but exactly how good won’t be known for may be, well, a hundred years.

But a certain souvenir company in England already knows how bad it is right now. It’s very bad, indeed.

The company has contacted expert reseller Wholesale Clearance UK to dispose of the item but the latter doesn’t quite know how to sell a souvenir World Cup mug of English player Chris Smalling with an image of Barack Obama on it — and at 2,000 pounds (US$3,401) a pop at that.

Oops.

But wait. Wholesale Clearance boss Karl Baxter may have hit on a great idea.

Instead of selling 2,000 pieces of the World Cup souvenir to football fans, he is pitching it to all the world as a curiosity, building on the mistake which could make every one of them priceless many years from now.

After all, what are the chances that Obama will suit up for the US in a World Cup?

The story came to our attention thanks to the New York Daily News.

Come to think of it, there’s no need to change the names and the circumstances, only the date, if anyone decides to republish this yarn with a happy ending in 2114.

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