This Day in History: 2022-10-12

Nr. 320

Pranksters Play Feng Shui Trick

So-called feng shiu experts called in by Bristol Rovers in 1999 seemed to have all the answers. They placed a cermaic frog in the stadium entrance, potted plants in the dressing room and a tank of toy fish behind a goal in a bid to change the club’s fortunes. The «experts» then unmasked themselves as hoaxers on a TV show called Gatecrashers. Incredibly, the fake feng shui seemed to work as, after the initial hiccup of a defeat, the club went all the way to the play-offs the next season.