Two Punters Put Money On 'The Big Show' To Sign For Chelsea
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power have paid two punters out after they decided to put money on WWE superstar 'The Big Show' to sign for Chelsea.
Antonio Conte was hellbent on buying a big target man in the January transfer window, with the likes of Peter Crouch, Andy Carroll and Edin Dzeko being linked with moves.
It was a peculiar state of events at Stamford Bridge and because of the transfer madness, punters decided to bet on Chelsea buying some odd names in the window, including 'the world's largest athlete' The Big Show at 500/1.
Two ambitious punters backed The Big Show to sign for Chelsea at 500/1. So we thought f*ck it, and we've paid them out. pic.twitter.com/iSbBSg71Jf
- Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 31, 2018
Paddy Power priced up odds on target men Nikola Zigic and Kevin Davies, who also came in at 500/1 on the market.
Former Borussia Dortmund striker Jan Koller, who was a giant at 6ft 7inch, was also priced at 500/1 while Tony Cascarino, Niall Quinn and Gary Doherty also featured in the pricing list.
But just as Bobby Zamora looked like the only option left for Chelsea, they went and bought Arsenal's Olivier Giroud for a reported £19 million.
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In the past two days though, Chelsea's latest signing has watched two defeats from two different substitute benches. Now that's an impressive record.
He witnessed Swansea knock three past Arsenal on Tuesday night and less than 24 hours later, the French striker watched Bournemouth defeat his new club at Stamford Bridge.
Olivier Giroud is having a strange week.#CHEBOU pic.twitter.com/2lLOlqlFm9
- ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) January 31, 2018
Giroud has lost two games in 24 hours :joy::joy::joy:
- Pontious Payet (@chapuivn) January 31, 2018
Is Olivier Giroud the first man to lose two games in the same match day? That's a niche market to own.
- Aanu Adeoye (@aanuadeoye) January 31, 2018
"The Big Show knocks Heurelho Gomes to the ground with a trademark chokeslam. Stamford Bridge go wild as he removes the strap from his chest. He scored his fourth goal of the match from 6 yards. What a debut."
We can dream, folks. We can dream.