Sunderland fan slammed for selling Adam Johnson's boots for £49 on eBay


Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson’s old boots have been sold by a warped fan on eBay.

A supporter of his former club Sunderland has been slammed for flogging them on the auction website

The Adidas boots were worn by the ex-Premier League star in a victory over rivals Newcastle in 2015 after he had been charged with child sex crimes.

Johnson, now 33, was jailed for six years for child grooming and sexual activity with a minor in 2016.

The winger scored a penalty in the boots – which are bizarrely a size 7.25 – and was still being selected for Sunderland despite his impending trial.

His boots sold for £49 plus £3.85 postage.



Adam Johnson was jailed for child sex crimes
Adam Johnson was jailed for child sex crimes

They went on sale for just £10 but attracted 14 bids from eight different potential buyers.

The seller – based in Sunderland – didn’t mention the footballer’s criminal convictions.

The description read: “Rare Adam Johnson’s match worn boots v Newcastle United in Sunderland’s 3-0 victory at the Stadium of Light 25/10/15.

“When Adam scored a penalty in this famous game.

“Fitted custom size 7.25, not sure if this is actual size or it’s in German.”

The orange and black boots have “AJ11” embossed on the size – marking the England international’s number.

The £60,000-a-week ace had been texting the Sunderland fan – who he knew was 15 – and they engaged in sexual activity just weeks before his girlfriend gave birth.



The player's old boots were auctioned on eBay
The player’s old boots were auctioned on eBay

He was caged for six years, but was released in 2019 after serving half his sentence.

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Rival footy fans were quick to slam the seller for flogging the disgraced star’s boots.

Newcastle fan shop Toon Clobber quipped that they must be Adidas “predators”.

The Irish Mags fan account said: “I’d offer 50p so I could burn them.”

Peter Hunter demanded: “All proceeds should go (sic) to a children’s charity.”

While other fans also demanded the boots get burned.



Adam Johnson's old boots were sold on eBay
Adam Johnson’s old boots sold for £49

Johnson – who is now on the sex offenders register – hasn’t played for a professional club since his release from prison.

During the trial, his victim stated that she suffered abuse on social media during the time Johnson claimed he was innocent.

She added that she had lost confidence and that her school work had suffered.

Johnson apologised to the girl after leaving prison in 2019, saying he “deeply regrets” his actions.

The tricky winger played for Middlesbrough, Manchester City and Sunderland in the Premier League between 2005 and 2016.

He was charged for the sex crimes in 2015, but carried on playing for the Black Cats until his trial a year later.





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