Basingstoke Town have denied that they have listed themselves for sale on eBay.
The club described the move as “a misguided publicity stunt by a former director”.
In a statement released on their website the club said “There is no truth in the rumour that Basingstoke Town Football Club is up for sale on EBay.
This was a misguided publicity stunt by a former director and fan who does not own the club and is not in a position to sell it. The listing has been removed.
It is true that the long standing Chairman of Basingstoke Town Football Club (BTFC), Rafi Razzak has announced that he will step down at the end of this season in May 2017. The appointment of a new Chairman will be part of a strategic review, called ‘Plan B’, to determine the long-term future of the Club, which will also include a review of where it will play football in the future.
The club management are working hard behind the scenes looking at a number of options for the future of the Club.
We applaud the stunt as it has drawn attention to our Plan B, and anyone with a constructive input to Plan B should contact the club through the usual channels”
Bidding had reached over £65,000 before being taken down by eBay.