Man bet that Luis Suarez would bite opponent, wins over $900
Not everyone was mad at Luis Suarez for biting Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s World Cup match against Italy on Tuesday.
One Norwegian man won $5,600 thanks to Suarez’s habit of sinking his teeth into his opponents.
(Correction: We initially reported that a man won $5,600. He actually won 5,600 Norwegian Krone, which comes out to about $916 U.S. dollars. Still not bad, just not $5,600.)
According to Afterposten, Norway’s largest newspaper, Thomas Syversen took a chance on the 175-to-1 odds that Suarez would bite someone during the match.
"This is probably the sickest game I’ve handed in, not to mention the sickest game I’ve won," Syversen told Afterposten (the quote was then translated).
(Hat Tip: @BryanAGraham)