Premier League Fan Who Bet On Man U’s Jesse Lingard To Not Score/Assist All Year Gets Screwed On Final Kick Of The Season

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As sports betting becomes more and more commonplace in our mainstream society, the types of bets fans are able to place grows exponentially. You think we’ve got options now? Just wait until you’re able to bet on whether or not an MLB player will go an entire season without a home run. An insane bet? Sure. But also highly-profitable.

That brings us to our mate Anthony Johnson from across the pond, who lost his Manchester United-related futures bet on the literal last kick of the season.

Having bet that United midfielder Jesse Lingard would not score or assist for the entire season, this unlucky gambler had his dreams turn to ash in front of his very eyes as Lingard capitalized on a catastrophic error from Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel in the closing moments of the season’s final game. Ouch.

If you’re a gambler, then you’ve certainly experienced a bad beat or a dozen in your life, but this one right here ranks up there with the worst of them. It’s not like simply losing an in-game bet — this was a bet he kept track of all season. The 2019-20 Premier League season began LAST AUGUST, and every weekend since, Anthony Johnson here would check the boxscore to figure out whether Lingard scored or assisted. And he made it through, quite literally, 99.9% of the season before Lingard remembered that offensive footballers are supposed to, you know, produce offense by scoring or assisting goals.

Sure, he only tossed about five bucks on the wager, but this is one of those bets that you want to hit for principle more so than practicality — “Yeah, Jesse Lingard not scoring or assisting across an entire 38-game, 11-month Premier League season? Called it.” The bragging rights for this sort of bet are as valuable as the payout, and unfortunately for our bruv Anthony, it just wasn’t meant to be this season.

Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Contact him

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