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Bettors of the Super Bowl LIII national anthem are holding on to their wager slips just a bit tighter. After it seemed like bettors had hit on the over, with the anthem finishing at 2:01, there now appears to be some controversy.
The initial over/under was set at 1:50.
JUST IN: There's controversy over the Gladys Knight national anthem.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 3, 2019
One sportsbook graded the OVER as a win and then took it back.
Apparently, she might have said "BRAVE" twice.
First brave would have made it the UNDER. End of second brave would have made it the OVER.
According to the guidelines, the time on the national anthem is supposed to end at the song's final word -- brave. However, Gladys Knight actually said "brave" twice, and that extended the song a few extra seconds.
This would not be the first time there has been a controversy over the national anthem scoring.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 3, 2019
Christina Aguilera also said "brave" twice.
It's now scored after the first "brave" ends.
Stay tuned for more coverage on this as some sportsbook have already paid out some of the initial winners. Some sportsbooks, however, have put a stop to paying out on some of those tickets.
Hopefully, you were at the front of the payout line when Knight hit that last note.
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