Novelty bets: What colour pants will Lineker wear on Match of the Day?
Robbie Purves | August 11, 2016
Last December, as Leicester City stood top of the Premier League, Match of the Day host Gary Lineker proclaimed he would disrobe and present the first episode of the next season’s series in nothing but his pants.
As we all know, Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes triumphed and lifted the league trophy. Now, the nation awaits his choice of undies.
YES! If Leicester win the @premierleague I’ll do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 14, 2015
Blue is Coral’s odds-on favourite at 4/6 as it is the colour of Leicester’s home strip.
Lineker goes for gold?
However, a clever outside bet could be gold, signifying the high-flying Foxes’ first place finish and is 16/1 to be Lineker’s choice. Alternatively, he could opt for the classic, clean cut tighty-whiteys that other big names in football like David Beckham and Fredrik Ljungberg have modelled.
“Millions of people will be tuning in to watch Gary Lineker present Match of The Day in his underpants and betting turnover on the colour of his grundies could go ballistic. One thing’s for sure, we won’t be offering 5,000/1 about any colour or style, not even Gary wearing a pink mankini.” said Simon Clare, Coral PR director.
— Coral (@Coral) 11 August 2016
Novelty bets like this are a bit of harmless fun that will give you extra incentive to watch Match of the Day on Saturday night!
So, what colour pants will Lineker wear? Be sure to get your bets in before Match of the Day airs on Saturday evening so, to take advantage of Coral’s unique odds, click the button below.