Manchester City fan pays for honeymoon with £2k won on £20 wager Wayne Rooney would join Everton – despite losing betting slip



Posted Monday, July 17, 2017 by Thesun.co.uk

A MANCHESTER CITY fan will raise a toast to Wayne Rooney – after winning £2,000 with a quirky bet that will pay for his honeymoon.

Jordon Fawcett's delight briefly turned to despair – because he LOST the betting slip from a £20 wager he made seven years ago that Manchester United striker Rooney would rejoin Everton.

Manchester City fan pays for honeymoon with £2k won on £20 wager Wayne Rooney would join Everton – despite losing betting slip
Jordon and fiancee Roxanne will use the £2,000 winnings from a 100-1 bet to help pay for a honeymoon after their wedding in August

Manchester City fan pays for honeymoon with £2k won on £20 wager Wayne Rooney would join Everton – despite losing betting slip
Wayne Rooney returning to Everton delighted at least one Man City supporter

But BetFred paid out after accepting a sample of Jordon's handwriting as proof, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Roofer and dad-of-two Jordon, 33, explained why he made his FIRST EVER bet – and how it struck gold at 100-1.

He said: "I was on a roof working with my uncle, talking football. I decided to put a bet on to wind up Reds fans.

"At the time the talk was all about Wayne joining City or Barcelona. I never thought he would join City."

Jordon stored the betting slip in a keepsakes box at his mum's home.

But when he moved out the room was taken over by his brother Blaine – and the box went missing.

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