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Buddhist Monks May Hold the Key to Leicester’s Recent Premier League Success

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Leicester football club has gone down in history for their recent Premier League win and for the highest payout per match for bookies all over the world. To put it into perspective, the people of England believed it was five times more likely that Hugh Hefner would admit he was a virgin then Leicester would win the Premiership league.

Fans around the world have attributed the club’s good fortune to the workings of a small group of Buddhist monks.

The monks from Bangkok’s Wat Traimit Withayaram Worayiharn (Golden Buddha) temple are regularly flown to the games on Mr. Vichai’s private jet with the sole purpose of supporting and blessing the Leicester players during their home games.


The monks spend time with each individual player before the game and then retreat to a private meditation room until the game is finished.

The room, which was specially designed in the King Power stadium, has been decorated with Buddhist statues and other appropriate hangings, and before each match, it is visited by Mr. Vichai himself.

One of the Buddhist monks, Phra Prommangkalachan, said that while the players were initially skeptical, “they got used to us and I believe they now appreciate what we deliver.”

The monk claims that the result of the game was unimportant. “Meditation is all about making the mind as neutral as possible and avoiding excitement and disturbance,” he said. “You must not let winning or losing interrupt this process.”

Photo Credits: coo7

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