Knollsy action figure sells on eBay for £6,000 as West Ham fans scramble for ‘Angel of Alkmaar’ tribute
An action figure of the West Ham fan who battled AZ Alkmaar ultras has sold on eBay for £6,000.
The “custom Knollsy figurine” was unique and received 58 offers from supporters who wanted to honor “The Angel of Alkmaar”.
Knollsy, real name Mark Knolls, achieved hero status among Hammers fans when he fought off hooded AZ fans who attacked the stand outside AFAS Stadium.
West Ham had just booked their place in the Europa Conference League final when the attack happened, with disturbing scenes showing players getting involved as their families sat in the stands.
But any progress towards them was halted by Knollsy, who fended off dozens of hooded fans. He received a torn shirt and a black eye for his troubles.
On his return to the London Stadium for West Ham’s next game against Leeds, the 58-year-old received a standing ovation and then was serenaded in a pub where he looked on the verge of tears.
He then received tickets to the club final and even had a figurine made as a tribute.
The item information read: “Custom Knollsy figurine. I was inspired to make this custom made and hand painted figurine with unique matching packaging.
“It took about 28 hours [hours] to complement and will look great on display. It is a complete unique piece. »
With £6,000 in the creators’ bank account, it’s hard not to imagine a re-release could be on the way…