Leicester City flies in Buddhist monks to bless team before win over Man U

Wednesday September 24th, 2014

The Thai owner of Leicester City flew in Buddhist Monks to bless his players on Sunday, and their appearance must've helped -- the team went on to beat Manchester United 5-3 in a Premier League game.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha had previously brought in Monks from the Far East to tour the grounds of the stadium. A group of monks had been in attendance after the Sky Bet Championship match in April between Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers at The King Power Stadium. 

A marquee was erected at Leicester's grounds a week before the season and a blessing was bestowed upon the team. Since then, Leicester City has not lost in home games against Everton, Arsenal and now Manchester United. 

After the win on Sunday, David Nugent and Jamie Vardy were seen wearing necklaces featuring Buddha figures. 

It'll be interesting to see if this becomes a trend among other clubs.  

- Marc Weinreich



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