Escape From the Madness! Eric Cantona and Paddy have created the Brexit Bunker!

Eric Cantona has weighed in on the carnage around Brexit as he offers Brits an escape from the incessant talk about the process...


As uncertainty and debate rages, we’ve released a video of one of football’s greatest European imports, encouraging Britain to make an exit of their own – from Brexit. That’s because we’ve created a ‘Brexit bunker’, somewhere between the UK and France, to escape from the carnage.

In the film unveiling the bunker and the competition to stay there, Eric Cantona recreates Theresa May’s infamous dance moves, mocks Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg, and references David Cameron’s love of pigs.

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He also shows how the facility comes stocked with supplies and rations – including tinned sardines. Of course. Paddy Power’s very own Brexit ambassador, Cantona said: “Brexit is like Boris Johnson’s hair, he’s the only one who doesn’t think it’s a complete disaster.

“I have created the Brexit Bunker: A British Noah’s Ark!”

“Here, one specially selected Brit can take shelter from the constant bombardment of Brexit chatter, thanks to Cantona and Paddy Power.”

But really, who better to help solve Brexit than Cantona, Europe’s finest export? The Frenchman has opened our Brexit Bunker, where he’s practicing his Prime Ministerial duties – dancing, that is – and now wants to offer a lucky Brit the chance to escape the ensuing political noise. And where else to do that than a fortified structure in the middle of the sea, with no access to news or social media. Seriously, check it out here:

How to get into Paddy’s Brexit Bunker

Whether there’s no deal or no Brexit at all, we’re offering the chance for one person and a guest to spend March 28th and 29th in our Brexit Bunker (aka the Spitbank fort) off the coast of Portsmouth. No, Eric Cantona will not be there (he’s got bigger sardines to fry) but we’ll treat you and a guest (choose wisely friends!) to travel to the bunker, lodging and three British-friendly meals each day while you ride out the storm.

But like with anything related to Brexit, you must have questions, so here goes:

Who can take part?

Anyone who’s sick of the Brexit carnage. Ah, and you must be a new or existing customer with a registered Paddy Power account before March 23, 2019, aged 18 or over. The competition is for one person and a guest (two in total). The guest must also be 18+.

What do I need to do to win and how do I apply?

It’s simple: Just tell us why you think you deserve a break from the Brexit madness on the Bunker in whatever form you like (video, image or plain old words) and we’ll decide who’s the most deserving of a break from the B-word. Paddy (and Eric’s) decision is final.

• To apply, send your message via email to [email protected]
• Or on social media by tagging @paddypower and #brexitbunker

If you are chosen, you must provide your Paddy Power account details, so we can verify your account.

Applicants must be available to stay in the Brexit Bunker (Portsmouth, UK) on March 28/29 for two nights.

The winner will be contacted by Paddy Power and asked if they would like to take part in promotional activity. If you agree to take part in the promotional activity, Paddy Power may use your name and image as reasonably required.

The contest is open from March 19 to March 23, 2019. Paddy Power will attempt to contact winning customers on March 25 to claim their prize. If Paddy Power cannot reach the winning customer within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 23: A protestors holds up a sign displaying a Rick Astley song lyric during the People’s Vote demonstration against Brexit on June 23, 2018 in London, England. On the second anniversary of the 2016 Brexit referendum, the People’s Vote Campaign organised a march to Parliament calling for a People’s Vote on the final draft of the EU Withdrawal Bill. (Photo by Simon Dawson/Getty Images)

What can I win?

Besides some peace and quiet?

  • 2 nights stay on the Bunker including meals and tea (of course)
  • Transport to the bunker from anywhere in the UK or Ireland
  • A guided tour of the facilities
  • Brexit Bunker gift basket containing Brexit survival kit and Paddy Power goodies

Five runners-up will win an Eric Cantona-signed Man United jersey! That’s not bad, is it?

What if Brexit doesn’t happen or is delayed?

No matter what happens with Brexit, you’ll be spending March 28th and 29th on the bunker.

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Paddy Power reserves the right in its discretion to exclude and/or limit the availability of the offer to certain customers.

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What do you think?