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People Are Trying To Sell Tickets To Muhammad Ali's Funeral For $100

And Ali's family and friends are outraged.

Because the world is a predictably horrible place, some people are attempting to profit from the funeral service of "The Greatest."

On Tuesday, the family of the late Muhammad Ali publicly released 15,000 free tickets to the boxing great's funeral service in Louisville, Kentucky, which is to be held on Friday. Ali family spokesperson Bob Gunnell told the Associated Press that this is how he wanted his service to be held.

"Muhammad Ali wanted this to be a free event, an event that was open to all," Gunnell said. 

Muhammad Ali wanted these tickets to be free.
Muhammad Ali wanted these tickets to be free.

But it didn't take long for scalpers to try to cash in on the demand for the tickets. Some began posting their tickets on Craigslist for up to $100, according to People.com. 

Gunnell called the scalpers "despicable" for exploiting the death of Ali for personal gain. 

"It is deplorable that some people are trying to profit off of the solemn service as we celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali," Gunnel said." I hope that those buying tickets or trying to buy tickets would stop those efforts by not purchasing." 

The Associated Press reports that Gunnell has warned online users that the appropriate officials are monitoring the ticket advertisements, and that scalping in Kentucky is punishable by a fine of up to $250. 

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