Five-time world champion Eric Bristow endured an evening to forget on Tuesday night, after trying to earn himself over £1,000 whilst betting on the Champions League clash between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at the Bernabeu.
Prior to the game, the darting legend revealed on twitter that he had laid a £3,300 bet on Real Madrid to beat Mauricio Pochettino’s side, in order for him to earn ‘easy money’. ‘The Crafty Cockney’ boasted to his followers: ‘Just had £3,300 to win £1,200 on Real Madrid to beat Tottenham easy money.’
Nevertheless, his wager backfired spectacularly, as the La Liga giants were held by a resilient Spurs side. Tottenham took the lead through a Rafael Varane own goal, and whilst a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty saw Madrid level the contest, some goalkeeping heroics from Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris salvaged a point for the North Londoners.
As a result, the only ‘easy money’ was going to the bookmakers, and Bristow was derided by hundreds across social media for his betting blunder…