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Pig forced into hiding after death threats over wrong World Cup predictions

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 23, 2018, 11:39 am IST
Updated : Aug 23, 2018, 11:39 am IST

Marcus had earlier forecast by picking apples with England flags including the time when the team won over Colombia.

He goofed on ITV’s This Morning by backing skipper Harry Kane and Co to beat Croatia in the semis.
 He goofed on ITV’s This Morning by backing skipper Harry Kane and Co to beat Croatia in the semis.

A mystic pig that wrongly predicted that England would be there in the World Cup final has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats.

The report was originally published in The Sun.

 

Marcus had earlier forecast by picking apples with England flags including the time when the team won over Colombia.

However, when he goofed on ITV’s This Morning by backing skipper Harry Kane and Co to beat Croatia in the semis, fans tweeted: “The mystic pig must die.”

Owner Juliette Stevens, 50, feared the worst when he went missing last week.

He returned the next day. But she said: “He’s off to a new location to protect him. We’re taking no chances.

“We’ve got him fenced in with CCTV pointing at his paddock.”

Juliette, who runs a 22-acre farm in Heage, Derbys, reckons the eight-year-old was abducted and “has suspicions” by who — calling the ordeal “the worst hours of my life”.

 

However, Twitter fans hailed his return. Lisa Leech wrote: “Got to protect our ­national treasures.”

Marcus found fame by correctly predicting Germany as 2014 world champs, Brexit and Donald Trump’s election.

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