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Leicester City Can Now Take Part In Weird Tradition After FA Cup Triumph


Leicester City Can Now Take Part In Weird Tradition After FA Cup Triumph

Leicester City added the FA Cup trophy to their list of honours for the first time in the club's history after defeating Chelsea, and that means they can now change their corner flags!


Youri Tielemans incredible strike on Saturday was worthy of winning any game and the fact it won the FA Cup for Leicester made it all the more special.

The Foxes had been to the final on four occasions in their past and each time had come away empty handed, although the previous occasion was as far back as 1969.


Tielemans goal means they can finally put the FA Cup trophy in their cabinet next to the Premier League trophy, three League Cups, Community Shield and eight title trophies from the second and third tiers.

It also means that ground staff can change their corner flags from regular square ones to triangle ones, thanks to an unofficial tradition in English football.

The tradition has no links to the FA's rules in anyway and clubs aren't strictly made to have square corner flags, but teams tend not to change unless they have won the FA Cup.

Chelsea have triangular corner flags. Image: PA Images
Chelsea have triangular corner flags. Image: PA Images

According to Wikipedia, the tradition may come from Cardiff City's victory in the FA Cup in 1927, with the Welsh side adopting the triangular corner flags after beating Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley.

The Bluebirds changed their flags to commemorate the win and supposedly to rub it in the faces of their rivals Swansea City, that they'd had some success.

Some clubs are known to have triangular corner flags although Liverpool, despite winning the cup seven times, do not have them.

AFC Wimbledon have adopted the winning corner flags despite the fact it was the original Wimbledon side who beat Liverpool to win the competition in 1988.


Of course Leicester's corner flags are never safe, whether they are square or triangular, with Jamie Vardy known to smash into them as part of his goal celebration.

The striker, well known for his partying, was taken away from a post match interview on Saturday in order to celebrate with his teammates.

Vardy's appearance in the cup final meant he'd played in every single round of the competition, starting with the preliminary qualifying.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Leicester City, Chelsea, Football, FA Cup

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