March 29, 2014

Paddy Power Fergie 6/1

Eyes were on the skies at Old Trafford waiting for the ‘Moyes Out’ protest fly-past before Manchester United’s game against Aston Villa, but fans weren’t expecting a second banner to go overhead shortly after.

 Manchester United’s Premier League match with Aston Villa was merely two minutes old when the first of two planes appeared over Old Trafford calling for the sacking of manager David Moyes.

 In the build-up to Saturday’s early kick-off, Moyes had simply dismissed the planned flyover – the £840 act funded by angry United fans – and said that it had merely made him more determined to succeed, despite the banner reading “Wrong One – Moyes Out” in a response to the regular “The Chosen One” that remains on show inside the stadium.

But bookmakers Paddy Power had a stroke of genius as they arranged an Airads plane to follow the widely ridiculed fans’ protest, advertising 6/1 odds for Sir Alex Ferguson to return at United boss. The PR stunt reading ‘Fergie back in 6/1 Paddy Power’ is the latest in a string of marketing ploys by the bookies, who last season trolled Chelsea striker Fernando Torres outside Stamford Bridge.

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Group Photo Before Flight

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