Muhammad Ali’s Spokesperson Furious With ‘Deplorable’ Scalpers Trying To Sell Memorial Tickets!

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What a DISGUSTING situation!

Just a few days after Muhammad Ali‘s family announced his Friday memorial service would be open to the public, we’ve learned some fans are trying to PROFIT from the event.

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Per Muhammad’s longtime spokesperson Bob Gunnell, he recently became aware of morally corrupt people trying to scalp tickets to the free service via Craigslist and other platforms. Given the extreme interest in the event and the fact that there are only 15,000 seats in the Kentucky arena, the chance to make a huge profit is high.

Take a look at one of the advertisements (below)!

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Wow! It’s so unbelievable that people are doing this!

In response to the controversy, Bob gave a very pointed statement to the Associated Press, saying:

“It is deplorable that some people are trying to profit off of the solemn service as we celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali.”

“Deplorable” indeed! Considering the champ’s fan didn’t have to go out of their way to make the memorial service public, it’s definitely a big slap in the face. Not to mention it’s just overall disrespectful!

Thankfully for members of the athlete’s family, police have been made aware of the situation and they’ve been actively monitoring online communities for any illegal transactions. In Kentucky, ticket scalping is punishable by a $250 fine.

Mr. Gunnell added:

“I hope that those buying tickets or trying to buy tickets would stop those efforts by not purchasing. Muhammad Ali wanted this to be a free event, an event that was open to all.”

We hope so too, Bob! This is definitely NOT the way to honor the great legend.

While it looks like most of the ticket offers have been taken down, there are still plenty of people pleading for a ticket to the coveted event:

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So, what do YOU think of this scalping controversy?

[Image via WENN.]

Jun 9, 2016 11:54am PDT

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