Players of FC Baník Will Have to Work for Lost Bet
25 June 2013
Ostrava, June 24, 2013 – Scoring at least 14 points during 10 matches was the agreement between the coach of FC Baník, Ostrava Martin Pulpit, and the manager of Radegast brand, Martin Troup, before the last third of the top Czech soccer competition. The number of points on Baník’s account has stopped at 7, which was just enough to save the team. Even though Pulpit resigned, the players accepted the defeat as men and decided to fulfil the lost bet: they will draw the beer themselves. This is going to take place at the legendary pub Parlament in Ostrava-Poruba on June 26, at 6 p.m.
“Even though it was the coach who entered the bet, we as a team have accepted it as a promise to our fans. We did not think about it for a minute and decided to accept the defeat and take it on ourselves. Moreover, every meeting with our supporters is always a great experience,” said Baník’s Martin Lukeš, who will stand behind the tap at Parlament. He will take turns with colleagues Václav Svěrkoš and Michal Bárta.
The players’ decision was well accepted by the bet’s winner, Martin Troup: “The players have pleased me. They accepted the defeat as true men. I hope that the fans will appreciate their position and come in generous numbers.”
The place of the fulfilment of the bet was not chosen by chance. The Parlament pub in Poruba is Baník’s fans’ meeting place. It was there where the ideas for the choreographies that made Baník and its fans famous well beyond borders of the Moravia region came to life.
Notes for editors:
- One of the most modern Czech breweries, Radegast has produced beer since 1970. Radegast brewery has been a part of Plzeňský Prazdroj, Inc. since 1999.
- With total sales of nearly 9.9 million hectolitres during the calendar year of 2012 (including licensed production abroad) and with exports to more than 50 countries worldwide, Plzeňský Prazdroj, Inc. is the preeminent beer producer in the region and the biggest exporter of Czech beer.
- Plzeňský Prazdroj, Inc. is a member of SABMiller plc. group. Pilsner Urquell is the international flagship brand of the SABMiller brand portfolio.
- SABMiller plc. is one of the world’s biggest beer brewing companies, with 75,000 employees and beer brewing activities or distribution in more than 75 countries across six continents. SABMiller portfolio includes important international brands such as Grolsch, Miller Genuine Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell, as well as almost 200 successful regional and national brands.
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Note, the news release was first published in its local market on 24th of June 2013.