#twitterlygaming - Champions League special

#twitterlygaming - Champions League special

Friday, March 10, 2017
A selection of the best Tweets from the gambling industry this week

This week the social media world exploded as Arsenal bowed out in emphatic fashion with a ten goal to two aggregate loss to German giants Bayern. If that wasn’t enough for a week of elite European football, Paris Saint-Germain capitulated in the most dramatic of fashions to see F.C. Barcelona win 6-1 and qualify in a game that will live long in the memory.

Both prior to the showdown at the Emirates and post-game the divide between Arsenal fans continued to rage on, with the Wenger-out brigade gathering pace. The debate rages on around whether or not Arsene should still be in the job, with Robert T. Blaszczak giving suggesting life may not be greener should the Frenchman move on:

The day after the night before, and Paris Saint-Germain manage to usurp the Gunners in putting on a truly spectacular display to ensure that they too would not be playing any further part in this season’s Champions League. Alan Alger of Betway intertwined the two situations beautifully when quipping

With any comeback of that size, there’s always going to be punters that have backed the most ridiculous outcomes at simply obscene prices. Most bookmakers were quick to announce that they had experienced a terrible evening. David Sargeant’s tweet suggests that operators could have taken an eight figure hit: 

BetVictor take all the plaudits as their bizarre tweet to an unhappy punter regarding their woodwork rule went viral. The operator has since backtracked and paid out on the Request-A-Bet and amended the rule accordingly. It didn’t stop them getting a fair bit of flack on the Twittersphere, though: 

Spare a thought for those who somehow managed to miss the drama in Barca because they watched the drab 0-0 draw at the Etihad. Guy Harding, Head of Commercial at Oddschecker suggests there was more than you’d think:


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