Wednesday, thousands of people lined up outside the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY for a chance to get one of the coveted free tickets to the memorial service for Muhammad Ali that will be held Friday in his hometown.
Ali, considered to be one of the best athletes of all time regardless of sport, passed away last Friday in an Arizona hospital from septic shock, partly brought on by his fight with Parkinson's disease, at the age of 74.
At this point, those of you who are losing faith in humanity by the day are going to be even madder than you usually are. In what some could have predicted would happen, fans who got free tickets are turning around and trying to scalp them online for money to those who didn't have a chance to get one.
Now, while those people are perfectly within their right to do so, it's pretty disgusting to scalp FREE TICKETS to a memorial service, regardless of who it is for. Representatives for Ali's family are beyond upset to learn such actions are taking place, according to USA Today:
"I'm personally disgusted and amazed that someone would try to profit off of Muhammad Ali's memorial service," spokesman Bob Gunnell said.
"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."
The ceremony will involve eulogies delivered by several different family members, friends and dignitaries, including former President Bill Clinton, who was a friend of Ali's later in his life.
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