Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Leicester City: Thailand celebrates karma-driven triumph of ‘Siamese Foxes’

Pirom Methaveerapong went to sleep in Bangkok a confident man, but still set his alarm for 4am this morning so that he would be among the first in Thailand to hear the news.

Mr Pirom duly checked the result of the Tottenham-Chelsea game online, grinned broadly and went back to sleep for a few hours.

Leicester City’s remarkable underdog story has been embraced by football fans around the world.

But nowhere is this truer than in Thailand as this year’s heroics of the Thai-owned club have attracted new legions of followers in a county where loyalties have traditionally been with Liverpool and Manchester United.

“I had no doubts,” the businessman and football fan told The Telegraph after waking up for a second time. “I always expected that Leicester would be the champions because I believe in Phra Prommangkalachan.” Full story...

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