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Wesley Fofana Broke His Ramadan Fast During Leicester City's Win Over Crystal Palace

Josh Lawless

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Wesley Fofana Broke His Ramadan Fast During Leicester City's Win Over Crystal Palace

Wesley Fofana broke his Ramadan fast during Leicester City's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

In the 34th minute, a brief stoppage in play allowed the defender, a devout Muslim, to get some fluids inside him after not eating or drinking in daylight hours.

Fans praised the Frenchman for playing while displaying such devotion for his religion and fasting as part of traditions in the Islamic holy month

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In the United Kingdom, Ramadan started on 12 April and will run right through until 12 May.

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Last Thursday, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers allowed the former Saint-Etienne centre-back to break his fast substituting him for Marc Albrighton after an hour against West Brom.

It was excellent man management skills from Rodgers but he gave full credit to Fofana for the level he has trained and played at during the period of Ramadan.

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"It's remarkable. If you think of his performance at the weekend in an FA Cup semi-final, where he hasn't eaten all day and then he had first taste of food with 15 minutes to go, and then the same today, with an 8pm kick-off, he's not eaten all day or drank and he can still perform to that level," Rodgers said last week after the West Brom win, as per Leicester Mercury.

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"It was just one where I thought if I could get him off then he could get some food into him on the bench, and just protect him a little bit.

"I've worked with lots of players with devotion to their faiths and for a lot of the guys it gives them strength.

"He's finding an incredible strength to play continuously and train during Ramadan. He's a special talent and a big player for us."

Topics: Leicester City, Wesley Fofana, Crystal Palace

Josh Lawless
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