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Paddy Power Apologizes for Betting Odds Error After

Paddy Power has admittedly apologized for a betting odds mistake. Paddy Power offered betting odds on a former footballer that passed away earlier this year. The bookmaker included Ehiogu initially in a list. Twitter users discovered the error  reported to Paddy Power.

Paddy Power issued a statement to a news agency claiming that the mistake was a “genuine error” on their behalf. They said they corrected the error quickly and that open bets were only open to wager on Ehiogu for “five minutes”.

Paddy Power went on to say,

“This was a genuine error, a trader re-used an old market as a template for this one, and didn’t notice that Mr Ehiogu was included. Obviously, that was a mistake, one which was rectified as soon as it was spotted, within minutes. We would like to apologise to Mr Ehiogu’s family if they did see the tweet. It was obviously a mistake and no offence was meant.”

Ehiogu unfortunately passed away in April suffering heart issues. He was training for the English Premier League Club when he went into cardiac arrest. The former England International played for Middlesbrough and Aston Villa.

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