the baggy trousered misanthropist

missives issued from the lair

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A massive congratulations to Paddy Power, who, with their latest betting offer, have managed to be even more brutally offensive and dehumanising to the memory of Reeva Steenkamp than the Sun newspaper managed in their coverage of her murder.

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If you fancy a punt on whether Oscar Pistorius intentionally shot Steenkamp dead in the bathroom of his Pretoria home, Paddy Power have offered to refund your stake if the athlete is found not guilty.

Or “walks”, if you prefer your criminal trials to be annotated with crude puns.

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Given that we seem to be more interested in murder cases when they’re annotated with tits, it’s a fairly safe assumption that we do.

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