Paddy Power to give punters who backed Leicester open-top bus tour

Will be paraded around the city on Saturday.

Paddy Power is to give punters who backed Leicester to win the Premier League title an open-top bus tour and this is what it might look like
What the scene might look like (Image: Carol M. Highsmith)

Paddy Power users who bet on Leicester City to win the Premier League title near the initial odds of 5000/1 will be given an open-top bus tour around the city by the bookmaker.

The lucky punters will be celebrating their achievements in a similar style to the championship-winning team themselves on Saturday as they are paraded in front of fellow supporters.

Making the most of their latest round of losses, Paddy Power say:

Just like all champions deserve, the sheepish bookmaker is laying on a Jamie Vardy party-inspired open top bus tour for winning punters, or FANtastic Foxes as he likes to call them (Get it? Don’t worry he’s here all week), ahead of the club’s final home game against Everton on Saturday.

The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will see punters hop aboard the 32ft long open top bus, which features congratulatory messages along each side and humble-pie quotes on the rear from football pundits, including Gary Lineker, who doubted Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri’s credentials at the start of the season.

An ‘overjoyed’ Paddy Power will also be riding on the fun bus to hand over the customary giant cheques to some of the bookie’s heftier winners. That includes Paddy Power customer Andrew Pitney from Bristol, who will be joined by his family to pick up a whopping £50,000 after placing a £20 bet at odds of 2500/1 at the start of the season.