Man Utd fans hope to trigger Cristiano Ronaldo's 1bn Euro buy-out clause with Twitter donation campaign

How much Cristiano Ronaldo does £14 get you? 

A group of Twitter-based Manchester United fans are hoping to raise enough money to help one of the richest football clubs on the planet buy back Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid by coaxing millions of fellow supporters into donating one pound to put toward the transfer.

Ronaldo left United for Madrid for the princely sum of £80 million in 2009 and reportedly has a buy-out clause in his contract (which runs out in two-and-a-half years) of €1 billion, yet still the fans in question are hoping that their #poundforCR7 hashtag campaign will raise enough money for their beloved club to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in the summer.

If you think this is a wind-up, just search #poundforCR7 on Twitter and prepare to face-palm harder than you've ever face-palmed before.