Bangkok temple now a venerated site for Leicester City fans
BANGKOK (AP) Tucked in the Chinatown area of Bangkok is a Buddhist temple that has turned overnight into a venerated site for Leicester City's fans, at least the ones in Thailand.
After all, it was the chief monk of that temple who some months ago had predicted that the team, a 5,000-1 outsider at the start of the season, would win the English Premier League title.
The prediction came true Monday night, and by Tuesday morning fans were flocking to the Golden Buddha temple, hoping to get their hands on Leicester City banners blessed by the monk, Phra Prommangkalachan, who is revered by the club's Thai owners.
But no banners were for sale, the monk's assistant, Korpsin Uiamsa-ard, told the throngs of disappointed fans.