Punter turns £5 into £3,500 on football accumulator despite coronavirus fears

Coronavirus may be causing havoc with professional football in Europe but one spectator has taken advantage of the ongoing fixtures in South America.

The online Ladbrokes customer back both teams to score in nine different games to secure the mammoth profit, which will no doubt soften the blow of the ongoing global pandemic.

The matches in question involved the likes of Club Defensores de Cambaceres and Juv Unida, with Eskisehirspor taking on Adana Demirspor in Turkey.

It took a 95th minute goal to ensure the flutter came in after a late flurry in a clash between Madureira EC and Volta Redonda, showcasing that their is still money to be made despite the lack of action.

Although there will be no betting on individual matches in England until at least April 30 after the latest announcement on Thursday, William Hill have already decided to pay out on Liverpool winning the title.

Spokesman Joe Crilly has since justified the decision, but acknowledged that it will come as little consolation to fans of Jurgen Klopp’s side.

He said: “It will come as small comfort to Liverpool fans who are desperate to see their team lift the title for the first time in 30 years.

However, in our eyes, they are the champions and as such we are happy to pay out on them being the 2019/20 Premier League winners.”

One that topic, Klopp has received praise for his level headed attitude during the ongoing crisis, urging supporters now to worry about their 25-point lead going to waste.

He told the official Liverpool website: “I don’t think this is a moment where the thoughts of a football manager should be important, but I understand for our supporters they will want to hear from the team and I will front that.

“First and foremost, all of us have to do whatever we can to protect one another. In society I mean. This should be the case all the time in life, but in this moment I think it matters more than ever.

“I’ve said before that football always seems the most important of the least important things. Today, football and football matches really aren’t important at all.

“Of course, we don’t want to play in front of an empty stadium and we don’t want games or competitions suspended, but if doing so helps one individual stay healthy – just one – we do it no questions asked.

“If it’s a choice between football and the good of the wider society, it’s no contest. Really, it isn’t.

“Today’s decision and announcement is being implemented with the motive of keeping people safe. Because of that we support it completely. We have seen members of teams we compete against become ill.

“This virus has shown that being involved in football offers no immunity. To our rival clubs and individuals who are affected and to those who later will become so, you are in our thoughts and prayers.”

  • Premier League
  • Jurgen Klopp

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