Dubai: Leicester defender Wesley Fofana has thanked the English Premier League for permitting him to interrupt his quick throughout Ramadan in the course of a match.
Leicester’s recreation towards Crystal Palace on Monday night was briefly stopped within the first half to permit Fofana and Palace defender Cheikhou Kouyate to take a drink after the solar had gone down.
“That’s what makes soccer great,” Fofana mentioned in a submit on Twitter after the match through which he thanked the league in addition to Palace, and Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, who delayed taking a purpose kick on the half-hour mark to permit the quick to be damaged.
The stoppage was agreed pre-match with referee Graham Scott. It’s considered the primary time it has occurred in Premier League historical past.
Fofana was substituted through the second half of Leicester’s win over West Bromwich Albion final week to permit him to relaxation and tackle meals. Leicester supervisor Brendan Rodgers described the defender’s performances as “outstanding” contemplating the circumstances.
“I’ve labored with numerous gamers with devotion to their faiths and for lots of the fellows it offers them energy,” Rodgers mentioned after the West Brom recreation.
“He’s discovering an unbelievable energy to play constantly and prepare throughout Ramadan. He’s a particular expertise and a giant participant for us.”