As Leicester City's unlikely bid to finish in the top four - and win the Premier League - gathered momentum over the winter period, football fans were quick to rule out the Foxes' chances.
Some merely quashed belief they could claim a Champions League place, while others were slightly more daring by betting against Claudio Ranieri's side.
The wagers placed varied anywhere between £10 between friends and performing the most ridiculous stunts.
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And for one unfortunate fan, he was made to pay for his bold prediction in January that Leicester wouldn't make the top four.
Five months on and following the Foxes' remarkable title success, Twitter user Devan Slater has been forced to not only eat his words, but permanently mark his body. See the hilarious results below.
Brilliant. Full credit to Devan who - unlike most others, I suspect - didn't back out of his wager.
He seemed to regret his decision but soaked up the attention he received.
But what a season it's been for Leicester City Football Club.
Ranieri's men narrowly escaped relegation last campaign and ever since the Italian's arrival have come on leaps and bounds.
The sheer pace, power and determination embedded in the Foxes' squad have steered them to arguably the greatest feat in Premier League history and will forever be remembered by those who were lucky enough to watch it unravel.
Through Jamie Vardy's goals, Riyad Mahrez's magic, N'Golo Kante's midfield dominance and Wes Morgan's leadership - and the rest - Leicester have brushed aside opponents that ordinarily, they would be expected to lose to.
Three defeats all season speaks volumes about just how good Leicester have been, let alone the impressive victories they have recorded against Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool throughout the campaign.
The Champions League - Europe's elite competition - now awaits them, with the possibility of facing Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid now a realistic prospect.
Much will depend on whether they manage to keep hold of their stars this summer, of course.
Mahrez and Kante, for example, have attracted considerable interest from the likes of Barca, Manchester United and Arsenal, the latter reportedly in talks to sign the pair for £60 million.
Just one game remains of this historic Premier League season, and whatever happens this summer, Leicester will forever be remembered as the club that defied all odds and were crowned the most unlikely Premier League champions.