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Paddy Power Apologises After Betting Option Gaff

by Glenn Baird - October 1, 2017

Paddy Power have been forced to apologise after the company offered odds on a dead ex-footballer to replace outgoing Birmingham City manager, Harry Redknapp.

No strangers to controversy, the betting company found itself having to scramble an apology together after they “erroneously” included former Aston Villa and England defender Ugo Ehiogu as an option to take over from Harry Redknapp, despite the former Spurs U23 manager dying earlier this year.

The betting company have been branded “sick” and considered to have acted in “poor taste” by social media users.
The company responded by releasing the following statement:

“This was a genuine error, a trader re-used an old market as a template for this one, and didn’t notice that Mr Ehiogu was included.

“Obviously, that was a mistake, one which was rectified as soon as it was spotted, within minutes.”
A spokesman for the company then released the following apology:

“We would like to apologise to Mr Ehiogu’s family if they did see the tweet. It was obviously a mistake and no offence was meant.”

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