As reported by The Watsonia Bugle last Friday, local office worker Cameron Daniels went on record to condemn the beloved Cup sweep due to concerns over just how voluntary participation was in such an activity. However, after miraculously winning yesterday’s Melbourne Cup, Daniels has been forced to retract these disparaging remarks as he fronted up at the sweep organiser’s desk first thing this morning to collect his winnings. 

According to the sweep organiser, Karen McMaster, she’d read of Daniels’ comments on the Bugle and then chuckled heartily on Tuesday when Daniel’s horse passed the post first yesterday afternoon. She said, “the irony was so sweet. We’d all read what he said on Friday, so it serves him right. And next time my kids have fundraising chocolate I’ll be going straight to his desk. What a jerk.”

While Karen confirmed that Daniels apologised to her for his negativity towards the annual Cup sweep, the man himself has not returned our calls.