Luis Suarez bite: One football fan wins £1,769 after backing Suarez to sink his teeth in to an opponent at the 2014 World Cup
Fans in Norway and Sweden took advantage of special promotions that offered odds on the Uruguayan biting a third player following his alleged bite on Giorgio Chiellini
Wednesday 25 June 2014
The world was left stunned on Tuesday night when Luis Suarez appeared to bite another player for the third time, but that has not prevented opportunistic football fanatics from cashing in after betting on the Uruguayan striker that he would commit such an act at the World Cup.
Suarez was accused of biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during a second half collision between the pair, which left the Italian with visible marks on his shoulder and Suarez holding his teeth in pain.
But a Swedish football fan has posted a picture of his betting slip on Twitter in which he claims to have won £150 after placing a stake on the Liverpool striker to bite once again during his stay in Brazil.
Video: Luis Suarez bites Giorgio Chiellini
Mats Johansson wrote on his Twitter account: “Hahahaha! Thanks Suarez to you for biting a player again and thanks for 1750 (Swedish Krona) profit.”
He also admitted that he was tempted to put even more money on the incident happening, but “chickened out” at the last minute.
However, Johansson is not the only one who backed the controversial Suarez to land himself in hot water yet again, after bookmakers’ Betsafe confirmed that the will pay out winning bets to 39 others who correctly predicted that Suarez would get his gnashers out once again.
One jubilant chancer will collect over £1,769, confirmed Betsafe.
Across the border in Norway, another bookies will reportedly pay out to 167 winners who took advantage of their market that Uruguay’s star player would bite an opponent, given this previous history of picking up lengthy bans for biting PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal and Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
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According to ESPN, Norwegian bookmakers Betsson will pay out on the market, with the largest winner collecting just over £1,945.
“Andreas Bardun, sportsbook manager for gambling site Betsson, where Syverson placed his bet, said 167 gamblers placed bets on the prop,” reported ESPN.
“The biggest winner was a Norwegian who won $3,300, he said, but he cited company policy not to disclose any of the names of its bettors.”
What are the odds!? http://t.co/TQhfrYLjq8; Who Ate All The Pies (@waatpies) June 24, 2014
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Thomas Syversen placed 32 krone (about £3) on the special offer, and collected 5600 krone (around £540) for his efforts, having posted his own betting slip on Twitter.
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