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Lineker 2/1 to wear blue underpants on Match of the Day

| 03.05.2016

Leading bookmaker Coral has started betting on the colour of Gary Lineker’s pants when he presents Match of the Day wearing nothing but his underwear, and make blue the 2/1 favourite.

Last December Lineker promised that he would present Match Of The Day in nothing but his pants if Leicester City won the Premier League and his BBC bosses subsequently confirmed that they would allow him to do so should Leicester prevail.

Coral is offering 3/1 on plain black underpants, 5/1 on red, 6/1 on white and 10/1 on pink, while you can get 33/1 about polkadots.

“Millions of people will be tuning in to watch Gary Lineker present Match of The Day in his underpants and betting turnover on the colour of his grundies could go ballistic. One thing’s for sure, we won’t be offering 5,000/1 about any colour or style, not even Gary wearing a pink mankini”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

“Leicester City winning the Premier League has costs Coral over two million pounds so betting on the colour of Gary Lineker’s undies is one first small step on our road to try and recoup those losses”, added Clare.

** Odds on the colour of Gary Lineker’s pants when he presents Match of the Day in them
2/1 Blue, 3/1 Black, 5/1 Red, 6/1 White, 6/1 Brown, 6/1 Grey, 8/1 Green, 10/1 Pink, 10/1 Yellow, 33/1 Polkadots

For further information:
Simon Clare 07860 465139

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Simon Clare

Simon Clare joined Coral in 1997 as Racecourse PR representative and was
promoted to Coral PR Director in October 2002. Between 2008 to 2011 Clare
added Trading to his responsibilities in a new role as Coral Trading & PR
Director. In 2011 he relinquished his Trading responsibilities and assumed a
new wider role of PR & Broadcast Director responsible for all Coral Public
Relations activity, CoralTV and Social Media. Clare has extensive broadcast
experience on radio and television commenting on a diverse range of betting events from the obvious - horse racing, football and sport - to the more obscure - politics, reality TV, showbiz and the weather.
Simon Clare is a keen sports fan, still turning out for Carshalton FC on a
Saturday when work allows.