Dr Mumbo

Laurie Oakes and Sportsbet duel in #tiegate

Australians are famous for their willingness to bet on anything but it’s fair to say one of the most interesting election markets last night turned out to be the colour of Laurie Oakes’ tie.

Sportsbet had been offering odds on veteran political reporter’s fashion choice but wasn’t expecting him to troll them in an epic way…

Oakes began the night with a red tie:

Red tie

Before switching to green, at which point Sportsbet appeared to twig that something wasn’t right…

Then there was the gold tie:

And the black tie:

All in all during a night of marathon election coverage the king of the Canberra gallery had now less than six tie changes:

Oakes brilliant takedown of the betting agency forced Sportsbet to surrender and pay out on all bets to the sum of some $3000.


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