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Players stop professional soccer match so Muslim player can end Ramadan quickly

A Muslim footballer thanks the Premier League and their opponents for allowing a brief break during a match so that he can break his Ramadan fast.

Leicester’s v Crystal Palace game on Monday night was briefly interrupted so Leicester defender Wesley Fofana could leave the pitch for a drink as the sun sets.

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The break came in the 35th minute of the game when the ball came out for a goal kick from Crystal Palace. Instead of restarting the game right away, the Palace keeper held onto the ball while Fofana had a drink before returning to the pitch to play.

The short deadline was agreed by both teams and the referees before the match.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is observed by hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. During Ramadan, which runs from April 12 to May 12 of this year, Muslims do not eat or drink during the day.

Fofana thanked everyone who agreed to suspend the game after the match in a tweet.

“This is what makes football wonderful,” Fofan said in the Publish.

Leicester won the game 2-1.