Birmingham City's Gypsy curse of St Andrew's finally lifted by priest
A Gypsy curse that has dogged Birmingham City FC for more than a century has been broken – by the upholsterer who re-covered stadium seats.
Businessman and diehard Bluenose John Baines has had the new fabric sprinkled with holy water by a priest.
After a four game unbeaten run, the club has thanked John for breaking the hex that has hung over St Andrew’s since 1906.
In an email, the club’s commercial department told John: “As well as the lift of the curse, the fact that our used substitutes, who had a major impact on the game, had a luxurious seat to warm their bottoms before coming on must... read more
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