Sorry, we messed up on this week’s Fan Denial

A few important words.


Every Monday throughout the football season, we post Fan Denial. The series focuses on a specific game each week, and aims to shine a light on the ridiculous ways some online fans react to defeat. These reactions range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

We never, ever endorse these tweets and posts. We are conscious that nothing inappropriate is included. This week, however, we messed up.

We allowed one tweet to be included that should have been removed. Paddy Power does not condone the use of such derogatory and offensive terms, and as soon as this comment was brought to our attention, we deleted the video.

We are very sorry for any offence caused before it was removed. We are reviewing our approval processes on content produced by third parties to ensure content on our platform is in line with our values as a brand – we are very proud of the work we have done around LGBTQ+ issues, and intend to continue being Allies to the community.

What do you think?