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You couldn't make this up....!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Morninglover, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Morninglover

    Morninglover Star commenter

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/nov/08/england-world-cup-stock-farrago


    England’s Rugby World Cup campaign has plumbed surreal new depths after it emerged some members of the squad lost money on shares recommended to them by their kit man. The Rugby Football Union has confirmed to the Guardian it will be launching an investigation amid reports the investment advice received led to disquiet in the camp.

    Even by the lofty standards of English sporting stupidity it is hard to recall a more laughable chain of events. According to the Sun on Sunday, it began when the team’s long-serving kit man, Dave Tennison, sent emails over the summer to several members of the team urging them to invest in an oil drilling company called LGO Energy.

    Tens of thousands of pounds are understood to have been invested, with Tennison – known to all as “Reg” – said to have insisted the shares were a sure thing. The share price has instead dropped from £3.27 apiece to 50p, leaving some players facing a significant loss. Sam Burgess was reportedly among the more enthusiastic investors. “Sam Burgess invested the most and was furious when the price went down so much,” a source told the paper. “No one is saying the share tips were the reason we did so badly in the tournament – but it certainly didn’t help.”
     
  2. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Caveat emptor
     
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