The Dalai Lama has sent a good luck letter to Bradford City ahead of their League Cup final fixture against Swansea City on Sunday.
His holiness has been a fan of the club after visiting Yorkshire last summer. A supporters club Friends of Bradford City made him their honorary President and the Dalai Lama is clearly enamoured with his role.
The letter, which came out of the blue this week, reads as follows:
On behalf of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, may I offer you, and indeed the whole team of players for Bradford City, huge congratulations on your incredible success.
If His Holiness’ blessing has helped in any way towards your wonderful efforts, I hope that blessing will continue to bring you good fortune.
He would hope that this tremendous achievement can be turned into an opportunity to help others, demonstrating the power of sport to bring happiness to others on and off the pitch.
He remembers his time in Yorkshire with great affection and wishes you every success in the big match. Of course, we at the Office of Tibet also wish you the best of luck in the final!
If Bradford do win, and therefore qualify for Europe, we all know who is the real reason behind the success.
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