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Rupert Wyman 10th Nov 2011 - 7:19

William Hill pay out on Poppy compromise

With Fifa reportedly permitting England to play against Spain wearing armbands with the poppy emblem on them, bookmakers William Hill, who were betting on whether they would be allowed to sport the poppy during the game or not, are paying out to those who bet that they would, (at odds of 1/6 to 1/8) and also to those who bet they wouldn't at odds of up to 9/2. '

This is a classic compromise by FIFA, allowing both sides to claim victory and deny defeat, and as a case can be made for those who bet either yes or no to be winners we have decided to pay out to both.' said William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill have also announced that they will be handing over a £5000 payment to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

'We said we'd give the Poppy appeal our winnings - but as we are paying out on both options there won't be any! So we have decided to make a donation of £5000 to the Appeal instead' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.



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