Football shirts worn by child sex shame footballer Adam Johnson sold online

Shirts worn by shamed child sex footballer Adam Johnson are being sold online - and advertised as "great birthday or Christmas gifts."

Friday, 27th May 2016, 11:24 am
Updated Friday, 27th May 2016, 11:28 am
Shamed footballer Adam Johnson.

The sick trade in flogging shirts worn by the disgraced ex-Sunderland and England star has sprung up since Johnson was jailed for six years after he admitted grooming an underage girl.

He was later found guilty of sexual activity with a child and is serving his sentence at Doncaster's Moorland Prison.

Online traders are charging up to £600 for shirts signed by the convicted paedophile.

They include a shirt worn by Johnson when he played for Sunderland, which is available on auction website eBay.

One seller boasts an item would make a “great birthday or Christmas gift”.

And one seller, touting a signed picture of Johnson in action, advertises Johnson as a “new signing to HMP FC”.

The Sunderland shirt is also being sold for more than shirts worn by the likes of Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and even legend David Beckham.

Johnson, who formerly earned £60,000 a week, is now earning £20 a week cutting fellow lags’ hair inside the jail.