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Paddy Power’s Most Controversial Moments

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Paddy Power were in the news again recently for their David Moyes statue, but what other controversies have they conjured up other the years?

4. Is This Cheltenham Or Hollywood? (2010)

Paddy Power erected a 50ft sign similar to the one in Hollywood, only this time it was for the Gold Cup. Unfortunately this was removed due to a lack of planning permission.

5. Bendtner Is Pants (2012)

Nicklas Bendtner celebrated his brace against Portugal by revealing the fact he was wearing a pair of Paddy Power boxer shorts. A lot of fans and onlookers didn’t know what was more bizarre: the striker scoring two goals or the bright green pair of briefs.

He was subsequently fined £80,000 by UEFA, but Paddy Power agreed to subsidise the costs.

6. Roy The Redeemer (2012)

Paddy Power is clearly a fan of architecture and religion, with the bookmakers constructing a 108ft tall statue of Roy Hodgson on the eve of Euro 2012, a twist on the infamous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.


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