Dickhead kid? Nope, retirement fund. $$$$$
BBC – A grandfather is to net £125,000 after he placed a £50 bet on his grandson playing football for Wales – when he was 18 months old. Sixteen-year-old Harry Wilson made his international debut on Tuesday as a substitute against Belgium, becoming Wales’ youngest ever senior player.
His grandfather Peter Edwards, 62, was quoted odds of 2,500/1 when he placed the bet with a bookmaker in Wrexham. He is now set to retire a year earlier than originally planned.
Wrexham-born Wilson came on in the 87th minute during Wales’ 1-1 draw. At 16 years and 207 days, the Liverpool midfielder was 108 days younger than previous record holder Gareth Bale, now the world’s most expensive footballer following his recent move to Real Madrid.
Mr Edwards explained how he felt when Wilson made his appearance.
“I was shattered because I had to wait for 85, 86 minutes before he came on and I was panicking because they’d already substituted twice, so I thought he wasn’t going to make it,” he said.
“But when he came on I had another glass of wine. (I was) a proud granddad first for sure.
Big time move here just putting a brand new spin on the grandparenting game. Oh you got a new shitty little grandkid? No, you got a real life futures bet that’s all yours to groom and cash in on. Stuck with a little crying asshole who won’t stop shitting himself, might as well incentivize it a little bit with your bookmaker. Love it. 100% doing this if I ever have a kid. What’s the one and only one way to make parenting exciting? Gamble on it. Gonna be a lot easier to go to those 6 year old pee wee games when you got a $200K retirement fund riding on it. Most dads just want to chill out sometimes and get away from the family and crush some beers with friends in a man cave somewhere watching the game. Might think twice about that if it means cutting into 3 hours of jumpers in the driveway or 2 hours of throwing mechanics through the tire in the backyard. Improving parenting and feeding a degenerate gambling addiction. What I like to call a win-win.
PS – I typed “125000 pounds dollars” into Google and blogged whatever the big bold numbers at the top said.