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Elton John left ‘a little short’ as he finally settles bet with Gary Lineker-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

He pays his debts

Elton John left ‘a little short’ as he finally settles bet with Gary Lineker-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

Sir Elton John had to pay up after losing a bet to Gary Lineker(Picture: Richard Young/Shutterstock)

In an epic crossover, Gary Lineker shares a note from Sir Elton John in which the icon ‘pays his debts’ over football bet – two months late.

Sir Elton, 76, had sent the note with cash to settle with the 63-year-old pundit after a match between Leicester City and Watford FC.

The Candle in the Wind hitmaker is a public supporter and former chairman for his local team and has been involved in the club since 1976.

However, he was forced to admit defeat in a clash between his beloved team and Gary’s Leicester City, who the former footballer played for back in the day.

During this season’s Championship in November, resulting in a 2-0 win for the sports broadcaster’s favourites and forcing Elton to pay up to the tune of £10.

‘Never let it be said that Elton John doesn’t pay his debts. Leicester 2 Watford 0,’ Gary captioned a picture of the cash and a handwritten letter.

Gary and Elton have a friendly rivalry over football (Picture: Richard Young/Shutterstock)

The note read: ‘Dear Gary, Sorry this is late! With Christmas we were left a little short! Have a great new year. It was so great to see you! Thank you. Love Elton.’

Elton is worth a whopping $550 million (£480 million) but with the festive season Gary’s debt had to wait until December 27 to be paid.

The I’m Still Standing legend is so dedicated to Watford, the road outside the stadium has been renamed in his honour.

Occupation Road has been changed thanks to a campaign from a group of fans known as The 1881 Movement.

He posted a little note from the icon (Picture: Twitter/Gary Lineker)

As of last month the road is now called Yellow Brick Road, after his 1973 hit album with bright yellow signs up to mark the moment.

Speaking about the honour, he said: ‘Using Yellow Brick Road is a really fantastic, clever way for supporters to have played their part in recognising a time when I was here pretty much every day – on this amazing journey with Graham Taylor [former Watford manager].

‘Along with the stand being named after me here at Vicarage Road, I feel very specially treated. And, even coming back here on a non-matchday, there’s still a buzz for me because this is where I fell in love with football and my club.

‘As I’ve said many times before, Watford Football Club has done more for me in my lifetime than I ever did for it.’

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