FIFA 20 is one Icon player short. The football legend Marco Van Basten was removed from the Ultimate Team. The decision to make the player no longer available in packs, UT draft, and squad building challenges followed an inappropriate comment made by the player during a live TV transmission. He was suspended by Fox Sports for a week.
Van Basten apologized for the comment saying that is was only a joke but that didn’t clear him in front of Fox Sports and EA. FIFA 20 players saw an announcement in the game saying that the Marco Van Basten Icon cards from UT draft, squad building challenges, and packs are no longer obtainable. There is no news regarding the duration of the suspension. The announcement says “until further notice” and that can mean anything. EA may bring back the player in a few days, weeks, months, or never.
The cards are no longer obtainable but that doesn’t mean that the existing ones have been removed from the game. Players that had acquired Van Basten cards before the incident still have them. And that should make them happy because the cards’ price rocketed following EA’s announcement.
The prices of Van Basten Icon cards almost doubled after the incident. Any kind of publicity makes you famous. The 89 OVR card went to 1.1 million FIFA 20 coins from 550,000. The 91 OVR card costs around 950,000 coins from 490, 000 coins. These numbers occurred just hours after EA made the card unavailable. It will be interesting to follow the price evolution for these cards.
The players’ reactions are mixed. Some believe that Van Basten was rightfully punished for his comment while others think that what happened was too harsh and EA has no moral right to suspend the cards. Van Basten has three Icon cards. The 89 OVR card has 83 pacing, 91 shooting, 72 passing, 86 dribbling, 35 defending, and 76 physical. The 91 OVR card has 79 pacing, 92 shooting, 75 passing, 87 dribbling, 40 defending, and 70 physical. The highest-rated card has 93 OVR and the following attributes: 83 pacing, 94 shooting, 76 passing, 89 dribbling, 39 defending, and 75 physical.
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(Contributed by Reda)