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Ronal-Doh! Paddy Power pays out €750k after Real Madrid’s comeback

by Josh Powell | March 5, 2013


The ref might have cost Sir Alex Ferguson and Manchester United the Champions League but luckily his poor decision-making won’t cost Paddy Power punters.

Cuneyt Cakr is the referee who sent Nani off with Manchester United 1-0 up and arguably in control. It was a cruel injustice but thanks to Paddy Power’s Money-Back Special punters won’t have to worry about losing any cash on the big match.

Ronaldo scored on his return to Old Trafford and Paddy Power paid out a whopping €750,000 to punters thanks to his massive Money-Back Special.

The boss offered money back on all first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles on tonight’s match if Ronaldo scored at anytime and was left counting the cost when the Portugeezer duly obliged.

There was no celebration, and almost a hint of an apology as Ronaldo slid in to put Madrid 2-1 ahead and effectively put Manchester United out of the competition. Before that Sergio Ramos had poked the ball into his own net to put United ahead and Luka Modric had scored a thumping goal to draw Madrid level.

A spokesperson for Paddy Power said “We should never have underestimated Ronaldo but hopefully the refund will serve as some comfort to Manchester United’s shell shocked fans.”

Looks like Cheltenham might have to be cancelled!

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