Paddy Power refund SPOTY Fury bets

Paddy Power Justice Refund on Fury wagers

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2018 Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas was crowned the BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday night. Amid all of the celebrations over the Welshman’s popular success, bookmaker Paddy Power had a gripe.

They saw boxer Tyson Fury’s omission from the shortlist as so controversial that they went out and refunded all SPOTY bets placed on Fury winning the award.

Fury had a big year on his comeback to the sport, culminating in an epic showdown against Deontay Wilder this month. Twice Fury came back from off the canvas to earn a draw against the American, but it was a fight than many pundits believed Fury should have won on points.

Paddy Power said: “If you were to take the award literally, Tyson is the biggest personality in sport. He’s also one of the biggest people in sport full-stop.

“His return to the ring was sensational and inspiring, and that was reflected in the huge backing he got in our betting market – for that reason, we’ve decided to refund all bets on him winning as a justice refund.”

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