Betting on dead ex-professionals: providers with embarrassing mistakes
An English provider has a deceased in the list of candidates for Birmingham City’s new coach.The company reacts immediately.
The British bookmaker Paddy Power has made an embarrassing mistake.
With a score of 66-1, customers were able to bet that former English international Ugo Ehiogu will take over second division Birmingham City on Saturday evening’s release of team manager Harry Redknapp.The only problem: Ehiogu was already on 21.Died on April 14 at the age of 44 after cardiac arrest.
A spokesman for the company said customers had “had less than five minutes to place the bet before the error was discovered”.
Allegedly, no one had placed a bet on the four-time English national defender Ehiogu during this period,”We apologize to Mr. Ehiogu’s family.It was a mistake and not offensive,”the speaker continued.