“Manchester City is still alive here. Balotelli. Agüeroooooo!”. Martin Tyler’s narrative will forever accompany one of the most iconic moments in Premier League history. The ‘Chrono’ stopped at 93’20’ on May 13, 2012. Sergio Aguero broke 2-2 against Queens Park Rangers to give City their first league title in 44 years.
Well, the shirt with which “El Kun” made history will be auctioned off a decade later. The scenario showing how sheepskin got into the auction house’s hand is intriguing, to say the least.
Aguero gave the shirt to Balotelli
Balotelli asked him for Aguero’s shirt as a souvenir, but he left it in the locker room inside his backpack.admits David Wilson Turner, head of the sports memorabilia division at Hansons.
The jersey suddenly ended up in the hands of Neville Evans, president of the National Soccer Jersey Collection. “The jersey and backpack were taken to the City training ground…but no one claimed them. A man found a prop and gave it to the person who keeps the set,” Evans explains.
Balotelli forgot his shirt on the field, which was taken to City’s training ground … but no one ever let it go
The auction is for a good reason. “I never thought of selling it, but the person who keeps the collection is undergoing treatment The proceeds will be split between him and two charities,” Evans continues.
The shirt remained “intact”. Unwashed and drenched in champagne. Hansons Auctioneers, who was considering putting it up for auction at the beginning of the year, He hopes to collect at least 23,000 euros from Kuhn’s “jacket”.