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Bookmaker refunds bets on Man United winning the league because 'United are robbing the fans'

Brooks Peck
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Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates after scoring against Manchester United during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday March 16, 2014
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Betfred founder and Man United fan Fred Done has decided to refund all bets on Manchester United winning the Premier League after their 3-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford. The man who famously lost £500,000 in 1998 by paying out early on Man United winning the league when they had a 12-point lead only for Arsenal to win by a point says "United are robbing the fans" with their terrible form under new manager David Moyes. This latest decision will cost Done £200,000.

From the Manchester Evening News:

He said: “These loyal fans never had a chance of winning with United. This season the Reds have been useless, hopeless and meaningless.

“Anyone who has a bet on United winning the title need only take their slip to any shop and I will refund every penny. [...]

“They deserved a run for their money and they didn’t get it. They never had a chance. United are robbing the fans."

Done added that "this team is going nowhere" and "they are not even the biggest team in Manchester and it breaks my heart saying that." So he's obviously feeling pretty good about things.

This is what happens when bookies are also fans. 

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