From Comment is Free:
Harry Wilson’s grandfather won £125,000 when the rugby player went on for Wales – and he’s not the only one placing a punt on his progeny
From The Guardian’s actual report on the issue:
The jubilant grandfather of young football star Harry Wilson is set to bank £125,000 after betting the teenager would play for Wales – back when Harry was a toddler.
The 16-year-old Liverpool academy star made his international debut last night – scoring a big win for his grandfather the moment he came on as a substitute.
Yes, yes, we know, rugby football and association football. But the subeditors are supposed to be the all knowing experts who understand the differences between such things. Not, as here, the people ignorant of the difference who then screw it up.
And seriously people, there’s no way that a 16 year old is going to be allowed into an international rugby match*. Just not got the heft for it to be safe for them to do so.
*There are colts teams and all that but you know what I mean.