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£13.50 Green and White Army beer glasses being flogged online by fans for up to £40

By Angela Rainey

Northern Ireland fans have been buying commemorative Euro 2016 glasses from pubs and restaurants then making a killing by selling them on eBay for prices in excess of £40.

Lager brewers Tennent's released the pint glasses as part of a promotional campaign in the build-up to the much anticipated tournament in France.

But many of the limited edition pint pots have found their way onto the internet with a hefty price tag that would make any drinker's eyes water.

The glasses are also available online to supporters aged 18 and over via a Tennent's NI Facebook competition, but it seems they have proven so popular that many fans have gone straight down to their local boozer and bought one from there.

Since being released in licensed premises with a £13.50 price tag, the Belfast Telegraph has spotted at least 18 on eBay, most of them with at least 12 bidders consistently increasing their offers in a bid to snap one up.

The glasses, branded with a large green 'T' and with the Northern Ireland badge underneath it, ranged in price from £9 to a whopping £40 if the 'buy it now' option was selected.

Tennent's NI brand manager Victoria Brown said the company was pleased there was such an enormous demand for the glasses, but she agreed that the prices they were going for online was over the top.

She also urged Northern Ireland supporters to keep their eyes peeled for a range of promotions starting this week through which the glasses can be obtained for free.

Belfast Telegraph