Leicester defender thanks Premier League after being allowed to break Ramadan fast mid-game

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Leicester and Crystal Palace agreed pre-match with referee Graham Scott that there would be a pause in Monday’s game after half an hour to allow Wesley Fofana and Cheikhou Kouyate to break their Ramadan fast.

Vicente Guiata delayed taking a goal kick on the half-hour mark on Monday evening to allow Fofana and Kouyate to take energy gels at the side of the pitch.

It’s believed to be the first time in Premier League history that a game has been paused to allow Muslim players to eat and drink mid-game, once the sun has set, in accordance with the rules of Ramadan.

Fofana has tweeted, thanking Guiata, Palace and the Premier League for allowing him to break his fast.