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12th Feb 2016

This Leicester fan just cashed out on his 5000/1 Premier League champions bet

Ben Kenyon

It was always going to be squeaky bum time for Leicester fans.

They’re five points clear at the top of the Premier League with just 13 games left to go.

The pressure well and truly on in the finally third of am enthralling season. But if you’ve got big money riding on it, you won’t just be biting your nails – you’ll be chewing off the end of your fingers.

It all got too much for one of the crazy/savant/genius punters who stuck money on Leicester to win the title at 5000/1 back in August.


One mystery punter who bet £1 on the Foxes wasn’t willing to wait to find out whether Claudio Ranieri’s men could go all the way.

Or even see if they could put Arsenal to the sword this weekend.

He cashed out for £1,100, despite looking more and more likely to take the full £5,000 with the Leicester train showing no signs of slowing.

Some things are worth more than money and he told the Daily Mirror: “Over a grand is too good an offer to turn down and it will go towards trains and tickets to follow Leicester chase the dream in the title run in.

“Football isn’t cheap these days and the feeling of winning the league will be priceless anyway.”

Leicester are now 5/2 favourites to win the league with bookmakers.