Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PUNTERS GOT 175-1 ON SUAREZ BITE

While most of the world reacted in horror and disgust after Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez appeared to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, a handful of gamblers in Scandinavia were celebrating as their unlikely bet was paid out on.
 The online bookmaker Betsafe had been offering odds of 175-1 that the Uruguayan, twice banned for biting, would sink his teeth into an opponent during the World Cup in Brazil. Sure enough, more than 100 gamblers decided that it was worth a punt. And when Suarez did just that near the end of their Group D clash in Natal, it was time to celebrate.
 One winner, Jonathan Braeck from Stenungssund in Sweden, bet 80 Swedish krona (£7) that Suárez would bite, and the 23-year-old substitute teacher is now set for a payout of 14,000 krona (£1,225) for his wager.
“First I thought I’d bet a little more, but a friend said I was just wasting my money,” a delighted Braeck told the SportExpressen newspaper. “When Italy took over the game you knew that he could go a little crazy,” he added. “I didn’t think that he would bite, but that he’d do something stupid. Then he did the best stupid thing that he could do.”
 Braeck said he intends to spend some of his winnings on travelling to a Premier League game in England, but he will not be visiting Liverpool to see the man who helped fund his trip. “It will be a trip to Manchester. I’m going to try to find someone to go with me to Manchester United,” he said. “If I had [Suárez’s] home address I’d send him a thank-you card. It was very nice of him to bite and give me a trip to Manchester.”

...AND HERE'S WHAT THE WORLD IS PLAYING FOR.........

3 comments:

  1. Whered he get that?

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    1. It's made of balsa wood.

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  2. Whoa! That's a good one.

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