Bredbury Hatter, it was an oversight by the board member involved. Once a bid has been made in good faith, the Co-op are pretty much obliged to accept.
I think people need to be careful with some of the criticism being levelled here. The amount of work this board member does on behalf of the Co-op, Help the Hatters and the Club is absolutely phenominal.
He is manning the cabin every home game, tidying the stadium after every home game, has raised £10,000's for the Guardian Account by selling shirts, merchandise, etc, doing programme fairs on Sunday mornings, I don't know anyone else who does as much work for the club (other than Fitzy).....
We will review shirt sales, but there seems to be plenty of fans who were aware of this auction, but they decided not to bid. That's their perogative, but someone has got a good deal, because they were the only one to put their money where their mouth was - and fair play, they've got themselves a good deal.