Gabor Eros (Hungary) was Viktor Kassai’s assistant in the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final, as well as the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Between these two high-level competitions, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer and last October had a long (over 7 hours) and difficult surgery. It seemed that things have returned to normal, but tests conducted this summer revealed that the disease was not fully eliminated. Most likely, he would need a kidney transplant, which costs a lot of money, even for a World Cup assistant referee.
In order to get the money needed for a transplant, Gabor Eros has auctioned (see here) a referee shirt from the 2011 Champions League Final with the autographs of all match officials. Referee Viktor Kassai donated his cards used in the UCL final Barcelona - Manchester United, also with the autographs of the match officials. The auction will run until 16 August 2011.