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One Thing We Learned On Election Night: Don't Fuck With Laurie Oakes

Don't mess with Laurie Oakes.

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Australia's most respected political journalist was the subject of his own betting market on election night - what colour tie would he wear on the Channel 9 panel?

And when the doyen of the press gallery came out in a little red number, which was the favourite, the team at Sportsbet were quite pleased with themselves. But then something dawned on them.

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Laurie was gaming the system.

Hold on, has Laurie Oakes swapped ties? #Conspiracy #AusVotes

Then there was a third tie.

A third tie! Damn you Laurie! @Channel9 #auspol

And a fourth.

A fourth tie? C'mon man! Laurie...what are you doing. Laurie...stahp... #ausvotes

A fifth.

Fifth tie - black 😩😩😩😩😩 #ausvotes

And finally, a sixth.

A sixth tie for @LaurieOakes...enough! Stuff this! We're paying out on all tie colours! @Channel9 #ausvotes

Well played, Laurie.

Yeah yeah, laugh it up @LaurieOakes...you got us mate. Well played. #ausvotes @Channel9 #auspol

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