Charles Dayot is the mayor of Mont-de-Marsan. He’s also a HUGE fan of the French soccer club PSG. Now, he’ll be most famous for that being ‘that French mayor who ate a dead rat’. Prior to PSG facing off against FC Barcelona in the second game of last year’s Champions League Round of 16, Mayor Charles Dayot declared that he would “eat a rat” if PSG lost to Barcelona and failed to advance.
If you follow soccer, then you already know how all of this plays out. The Round of 16 took place over 2 games. In the first game, PSG absolutely hammered Barcelona, beating them 4-0. This was when Mayor Dayot made the declaration that he’d eat a rat. Of course, there was still a second game to be played. Barcelona beat the ever living shit out of PSG in that game, winning 6-1, and sending PSG back to Paris with their tails tucked between their legs. The mayor of Mont-de-Marsan is a man of his word, and he just sat down in front of a group of reporters to eat a dead rat and uphold his end of the bet:
I’ve got mad respect for this French mayor. If you are going to make ridiculous bets on a sporting event then you 100% need to hold up your end of the bargain if you lose that bet. Hell, if you’re going to make outrageous claims about anything you should still be a man of your word and hold up your end of the bargain. Back in 2009, fuckboi Sean Hannity claimed that he’d be waterboarded for charity and STILL hasn’t followed through. Don’t be that guy. Don’t be someone who makes outrageous claims and then blows up on reporters when they call you out for lying. (h/t ESPNFC)