We all love Arsenal passionately but some fans take it a bit too far and it ends up affecting their lives and their family. This was the case in Uganda when an Arsenal fan put his house on the line in a bet with a Manchester United fan for the Premier League clash on Sunday.
The Ugandan Observer reports:
In Iganga, a staunch Arsenal football fan is looking for a home for his family after he lost his house in a bet over a game between English clubs Arsenal and Manchester United.
Before the game, Henry Dhabasani staked his two-roomed house in a bet with Rashid Yiga, that Arsenal would win the game. On his part, Yiga staked his new Toyota Premio car and his wife that Manchester United would win.
The two put their stake in writing, with local leaders and fans witnessing the deed. Dhabasani, married to three wives with five children, fainted at the end of the match on realizing Arsenal had lost the game 1–0. On Monday, several Manchester United fans stormed Dhabasani’s home and threw him and his family out.
Wow! I am totally speechless about this. Football betting is a very big deal across the world but I never thought it would get to the extent of betting houses and wives!
This is not the first time though this season that a match involving Arsenal has ended badly. Following Arsenal’s win over Liverpool two weeks ago, a Liverpool fan in South Africa shot a Manchester United fan for teasing him about the defeat to Arsenal!