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5 conspiracy theories in football 

U. K. Dey
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Oh, so good, isn't it? So, so good, these conspiracy theories are! It gives us a chance to open up another entirely reserved realm wherein our own beliefs find prominence as they are the be-all and end-all in the chambers of our thoughts.

Conspiracy theories are the only theories that can be applied ANYWHERE. Football, being a part of the anywhere, has also witnessed a lot of conspiracy theories attached to it. And here are some of the best of them...


#5 Bad food

The rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham is among the topmost rivalries in the game. Indeed, North London derbies almost always entertain us with goals. While Tottenham Hotspur might clearly be leading as the better team in this rivalry at the moment, most of the time it was Arsenal who were always ahead of their bitter rivals.

The fact that prior to the 2016-17 season, Spurs had to take a journey to 1995 to witness the last time they had finished above the Gunners is testament to how long they were in the shadows of their biggest rivals. However, in 2005-06, Spurs came mightily close to finishing above Arsenal, but failed to do so after losing on the final day of the league season.

All the Lilywhites needed was to match Arsenal’s result and that would have sufficed for them. However, a day prior to their final game against West Ham United, many players fell sick after having a meal from the team hotel.

And as every conspiracy theorist would do at this stage, some people accused the head chef of being an Arsenal fan, which led him to spike the food served to the Tottenham players – making them lose against West Ham while Arsenal pipped their rivals for a Champions League spot. 

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U. K. Dey
FEATURED WRITER
Writing was just a hobby I picked to escape from the stress of A-levels. And now, it is exactly what pays my bills every month. Write for multiple platforms with interest in both football and cricket. Have a tendency to be on the dark side.
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