Paddy Power plans bus tour to 'celebrate' losing money on Leicester City

Paddy Power plans bus tour to 'celebrate' losing money on Leicester City

Bookmaker Paddy Power is getting in on Leicester City's Premier League-winning glory by taking some of the punters who won money on the 5,000-to-1 event on an open-top bus tour.

A 32ft-long bus will tour Leicester on Saturday, the day of the team’s first home game since they were confirmed as title winners, likely getting the jump on the club’s own planned parade.

The bus 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.

Punters will be joined on-board by Leicester legend Matt Elliott, who was a key figure in the club’s historic League Cup run in 2000, finding the back of the net twice in the Foxes 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers in the final.

An ‘overjoyed’ Paddy Power will also be riding the bus to hand over the customary giant cheques to some of the bookie’s heftier winners.

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