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Paddy Power pays out on 100/1 John Terry bet

2017-06-01 09:36:38

The final league game of the season against Sunderland marked the defender’s last appearance at Stamford Bridge and he was given a guard of honour as he left the pitch 26 minutes into the game. Indeed, 26 represents Terry’s iconic shirt number and punters were surprised at the odds given by Paddy Power.

Paddy Power Statement

Paddy Power stated:” We replied to a novelty request for odds on John Terry's substitution - one of the hundreds on the Chelsea game - and fair play to the three punters who were on at odds of 100-1. To be honest the only mistake here is we should have clocked sooner there'd be another cringe-worthy Chelsea send-off for JT."

Chelsea Precedent

Following the match, John Terry revealed that the idea to come off in the 26th minute was his own idea. A similar event occurred two years ago marking the final appearance of legendary striker Didier Drogba. The forward was carried off the pitch midway through the first half by his Chelsea teammates. Funnily enough, that game also came against Sunderland. Following the 5-1 defeat, which marked another low ebb in Sunderland’s season, coach David Moyes revealed that he agreed to the ceremony.