Derry City captain Ryan McBride passed away suddenly on Sunday.
The 27-year-old was found dead in his bedroom just a day after leading the League of Ireland Premier Division side to a 4-0 win over Drogheda United.
While many football fans are mourning his passing, some heartless FIFA 17 players are trying to capitalise on the tragedy by ‘price fixing’ his FIFA 17 card.
Price fixing refers to buying all cards of a player and selling them at a vastly inflated price for profit.
Callous investors are targeting McBride as they believe some genuine fans may want to have the star in their teams as a means of remembering him.
One fan wrote on the FIFA sub-Reddit: “I can’t believe utter **** are taking advantage of a real-life tragedy to get pretend money in a video game. The world is a grim place. RIP Ryan McBride.”
Another said: “There are no lines for people on FIFA, and if there were, they would be crossed the minute the paint dried.”
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McBride’s price has already begin to rise.
His card now goes for no less than 5,800 coins on Ps4 and 2,000 on Xbox One, according to Futbin data.
It’s not the only time some FIFA players have looked to capitalise on tragedy.
Earlier this year, a group of FIFA players were accused of price fixing Ryan Mason in Ultimate Team after the player cracked his skull during a match.
The Hull midfielder, 25, picked up the injury after clashing heads with Gary Cahill during Sunday’s Premier League match against Chelsea.
Luckily, Mason made a full recovery.