At this point, even the most ardent devils advocates around know better than to speak up in defense of the travesty that was this Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao versus Timothy Bradley showdown. In the immediate aftermath of that horrible, horrible decision, you had some folks trying to justify the judges’ incompetence by saying that maybe there was cause for Bradley’s win. There wasn’t.
Everyone realizes that now.
And because each and every person with even a tiny shred of knowledge about what went down this weekend is in agreement regarding what a robbery we witnessed, an Irish gambling site has decided to do the unthinkable – return money to losing bettors.
That’s right, Paddy Power, Ireland’s largest telephone betting service, will return money to all of the bettors who lost money on Saturday night’s controversial bout.
Per a statement they posted on their site:
Last night in Las Vegas the brilliant Filipino Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight belt to Timothy Bradley in a controversial split-decision defeat.
With that Paddy Power has rolled out one of our famous Justice Payouts. If you had placed a bet on Manny to win in a pre-fight outright or on points, that money is now back in your account. We Hear You!
So we can now officially add obscure Irish gambling sites to the long list of people, groups and organizations who have more integrity and honesty than everyone who had a hand in putting Saturday’s scam together.