A total of 167 punters won substantial sums of money at odds of 175-1 when Luis Suarez of Uruguay bit Giorgio Chiellini of Italy during a world cup group stage match. Suarez is known for his on pitch antics having already bitten players previously and the 167 opportune punters were really on the ball, predicting correctly the same would happen again.
One lucky winner was Mr Syverson of Trondheim in Norway. He bet £3.09 and returned a massive £540.26. Another was Jonathan Braeck from Stenungssund in Sweden who bet 80 Swedish Crowns and returned 14,000 Crowns. He said “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” – Jonathan, you should have gone with your instinct, however 14,000 Crowns isn’t too bad!
It goes to show “you have to be in it to win it”. If you have a hunch that a certain event may play out, no matter how obscure it may be, it is always worth a wager. If the event were to unfold and you had not made the wager, you would be more than disappointed. In order to be like the 167 winners, you must use you gut instinct. If you would like to place a bet, check out our Online Casino Reviews where sports betting is available.
Other biting incidents in sport
Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s right ear during a professional boxing match in 1997 for the WBA Heavyweight Championship in Las Vegas. During the third round Tyson bit Holyfield’s right ear resulting Tyson spitting a chunk of cartilage onto the canvas. The fight was resumed and later during the fight Tyson again bit Holyfield, but this time on his left ear. Tyson was then disqualified and lost the fight.
During the 2012 six nations, England hooker Dylan Hartley bit Stephen Ferris of Ireland finger landing him an 8 week ban. It seems all these sports men do not learn from their mistakes, as Hartely was previously banned for six months in 2007 for eye-gouging offences.
Its a good thing no wagers were placed on the last two incidents, but you will find bookmakers will allow bets on most things these days. It will be unsurprising if we hear in the future, more punters winning money on crazy bets.