Losing a bet is generally not much more than an irritation; many of us would have experienced that slight sinking feeling during yesterday's Grand National, for example.
Not many of us, however, have missed out on €46,000 by virtue of one solitary goal - from a €1.10 bet no less. Ross Maguire was the unfortunate victim of the cruel world of betting on this occasion, denied by Son Heung-min's second goal against Watford which, of course, made the final score 4-0.
— Ross Maguire (@LaticzManx) April 8, 2017
He had correctly predicted the exact scoreline of four other fixtures, a commendable achievement in itself, but was one goal away from the jackpot.
A lucky escape for Paddy Power, who, at the time the bet was placed, were probably gratefully accepting what they expected to be an easy €1.10.
Son is one of the Premier League's inform players, earning plenty of admirers having so far scored 18 goals this season. It's unlikely, though, that Son will be very popular with this particularly unlucky punter.