Monday, 2 May 2016

Could Buddha be behind the unbelievable success of Leicester City FC ?

This team came from the bottom of the league table back around Christmas 2014- one year later, they found themselves at the opposite end and haven’t looked back. It’s literally been like a movie, especially the Nollywood movies. In over 100 years of play, they’ve never won the English soccer top flight (the modern Premier League). 

They’ve never qualified for the Champions League. Their best English top flight finish was as the 1928-29 season’s runners-up. In a competition bankrolled by billions of dollars in oligarch and financier wealth, little Leicester City, backed by a 330,000-person population, is on the verge of overcoming 5000/1 odds to win the Premier League title. 

However, there has been misconceptions on how the Foxes managed to reach this unbelievable position. 

At a special shrine surrounded by Buddhist statues and hangings installed by Mr Vichai – the monks, led by assistant Abbott Phra Prommangkalachan, offer the players what they call “spiritual support”. 

That support continues during the team’s away games, such as today’s, when the monks chant and pray for the team at their temple in Bangkok’s Chinatown district, where the Leicester’s billionaire owner has been a devotee for several years. 

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