Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic didn’t only cost his side a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup when he missed a penalty against Fulham – he also cost one punter £855.
Jamie Blyth took to Instagram to complain to Mitrovic directly about the missed penalty, tagging the striker in a post showing that Fulham to beat Oldham was the only leg of his accumulator that didn’t come through.
Mitrovic saw his late penalty saved with the score at 1-1 in Sunday’s third-round clash, and Oldham grabbed the winner through Callum Lang moments later.
Blyth wrote on his Instagram post: “Thanks @aleksandar_mitrovic_45 only £855 for missing the pen” – but he probably wasn’t expecting a response.
But that’s exactly what he got as the Serbia striker replied: “No problem mate.”
Clearly feeling Mitrovic had misunderstood the situation, Blyth reiterated that the striker had cost him £855 rather than won him the money, to which the Fulham man responded: “Yes I know” – with a thumbs up emoji.
Fans absolutely loved the response from the striker, with one describing it as “savage” and another calling him a “legend”.
And it wasn’t all bad on the betting front – another Instagram user, adamphelpsy, commented that Mitrovic’s penalty miss had netted him £438.
Win some, lose some.