Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana thanked the Premier League for allowing him to break his fast during Ramadan in the middle of a match.

Leicester’s game against Crystal Palace on Monday evening was briefly stopped in the first half to allow Fofana and Palace defender Cheikhou Kouyate to take a drink after the sun had set.

“That’s what makes football wonderful,” Fofana said in a post on Twitter after the match in which he thanked the league as well as Palace, and Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, who delayed taking a goal kick on the half-hour mark to allow the fast to be broken.

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The stoppage was agreed pre-match with referee Graham Scott. It is thought to be the first time it has happened in Premier League history.

Fofana was substituted during the second half of Leicester’s win over West…

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