TV journalist expertly trolls betting agency by constantly changing his tie
Australia still has no idea who its prime minister will be, but at least there was one winner from Saturday’s federal election.
In an epic troll, veteran political journalist Laurie Oakes changed his tie multiple times during the election broadcast on Channel Nine Saturday just to thwart the betting company, Sportsbet.
Sportsbet had been taking punts on what colour Oakes’ tie would be during the program, but Oakes knew what to do. The ol’ switcheroo.
By the third tie, Sportsbet knew they’d been had.
Thanks to Oakes’ multiple fashion choices, he ended up making 57 punters a total of A$3,010 (US$2,246), according to 9News.
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