A concerted Twitter campaign is underway from Labour MPs attacking PaddyPower for their special offer of your money back if Oscar Pistorious walks free.
Reeva Steenkamp was killed. A woman's death is not sport, @paddypower. Sick & shameful to run bets on trial. Urge you to remove & apologise
— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) March 3, 2014
Paddy Power running a book on a gruesome murder trial is cheap and nasty. They should see sense and stop.http://t.co/WJTLDL8aP4
— Jim Murphy (@GlasgowMurphy) March 3, 2014
Petition about adverts for bets on the Oscar Pistorious trial. Reeva Steenkamp's death is not sport, Paddy Power. http://t.co/OrOKLjcyI2
— tom_watson (@tom_watson) March 3, 2014
Working on the PaddyPower team that came up with the offer is one Harry Dromey, Jack and Hattie’s son, who thought it was all rather funny in this now deleted tweet:
Did mummy or daddy have a word?