Pancake Tuesday is synonymous with lemon juice, sugar and chocolate spread but it also marks the beginning of a period of abstinence for people all over the world. Believers and non believers alike will be abstaining but will Premier League footballers be joining them?!
Irish bookmakers, Setantabet.com are offering punters some inviting specials for the festival of Lent.
“Lent is typically a known as a time that we decide to give up our favourite sweets or chocolates but we’ve recognised that it’s also a defining period in the Premier League.” said a spokesman for Setantabet.
“You can look anywhere in the Premier League and identify players already abstaining! We want to offer punters a market on whether the abstinence will continue or the players begin to indulge!
“For example, Paul Scholes could stop collecting yellow cards during Lent while Fernando Torres is an example of a player who’s started Lent early by giving up an activity he used to take pleasure in, scoring goals!”
The spokesman continued, “Lent coincides with the business end of the Premier League season and. we’re offering punters the chance to bet on an eventful Lent period.”
Setanatabet are offering the following specials for the festival of Lent in the Premier League.
Paul Scholes to abstain from receiving a yellow card 4/1
Fernando Torres to abstain from scoring 5/2
Mario Balotelli to abstain from receiving a red card 2/1
Andre Villas Boas to continue as Manager of Chelsea 11/8
Andy Carroll to abstain from scoring 5/1
Sir Alex Ferguson to receive an warning/ban/fine from the FA 3/1
*Other markets on request
Lent starts at 12am on Tuesday, 21 February 2012, and ends Thursday, 5 April 2012 at 12am.