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    Pie eating goalkeeper

    I find this quite bizarre, just because a bookie takes a bet (that the goalie had nothing to do with) the keeper is charged with improper conduct?!?! Surely NOT being able to eat a pie would have infringed his human rights?

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    Re: Pie eating goalkeeper

    The bookie had made a book on this event during the week of the match, therefore when this fella eat the pie it has left the FA no choice. As this was a bizarre event to have a market on and then the main man obliges it does leave the door open for accusations. Much the same if a book was formed on Mcilroy taking 13 on the 1st next week and he obliges questions would be asked

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    Re: Pie eating goalkeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by anotherdouble View Post
    The bookie had made a book on this event during the week of the match, therefore when this fella eat the pie it has left the FA no choice. As this was a bizarre event to have a market on and then the main man obliges it does leave the door open for accusations. Much the same if a book was formed on Mcilroy taking 13 on the 1st next week and he obliges questions would be asked
    Not the same at all.
    Mcilroy doing that would be like deliberately scoring an own goal.
    If the bookies are daft enough to put up such a silly bet they deserve to be stung.

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    Re: Pie eating goalkeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by Pin-seeker View Post
    Not the same at all.
    Mcilroy doing that would be like deliberately scoring an own goal.
    If the bookies are daft enough to put up such a silly bet they deserve to be stung.
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    Re: Pie eating goalkeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by anotherdouble View Post
    Why and Rory not Sammy
    Eh??

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    Re: Pie eating goalkeeper

    The guy was an eejit, and was forced to resign from the job he loved. Is that not punishment enough for an act of stupidity that even the bookie is not complaining anout?

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    Re: Pie eating goalkeeper

    Feel very sorry for the guy. Completely, stitched up by the bookmaker.
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    Re: Pie eating goalkeeper

    Bookie should have had 5 max bet on the market


    Absolute stupid putting on a bet like this, so this guy can't eat a pie then?
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    Re: Pie eating goalkeeper

    Quote Originally Posted by murphthemog View Post
    The guy was an eejit, and was forced to resign from the job he loved. Is that not punishment enough for an act of stupidity that even the bookie is not complaining anout?
    The story I was told was that it was all a publicity stunt by the bookie which is why they are not complaining.

    They run a book on the big guy eating a pie (not your normal betting market)

    The big guy, after all other subs are used so cannot play in the game, is handed a pie (he didn't leave the bench so didn't buy it)

    The bookie gets loads of free advertising and pictures in the media

    The guy get publicity but probably doesn't realise that it going to cause such an uproar.

    The bookies would have only had a small limit on the bet as its a novelty bet so losses are likely to mitigated.

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    Re: Pie eating goalkeeper

    To be honest I don't know why bookies are allowed to make these stupid betting markets, Bet on the result or the goal scorer, fair enough but all the periphery bets seem ridiculous to me.
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