Football fans fed up with their team not winning any cups for 20 years have called a “witch” in order to ” cleanse ” its bad luck and end the “evil spell”.
The witch known locally as Zulema went to Estadio Azul, home of Cruz Azul, in the city of Tula de Allende, in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo.
She is well known in Mexico for her sorcery and was called by a group of football fans who were worried about their team, as it has not won a League title since 1997 nor has played in the Liguilla title play-offs for three years.
The blonde witch decided to help the supporters, saying: ‘I was not paid for this, I only wanted to show that witchcraft exists.’
She then does a ritual in which she uses plants and holy water, black and white candles, a cow and a pig head and other esoteric symbols.
After the ritual, she explained: ‘In this place, in the year 1997, somebody cast an evil spell. I went here to clean it and break the spell and make the team win, at least, the next match.’
She also added that if the team win the next match, she will do a ‘cleansing’ ritual for the players.
Cruz Azul have a trophy laden past having won the league on eight occasions, a feat only matched by three other clubs in Mexico.
They last won the CONCACAF Champions League, a tournament for top football clubs in North America, Central America and Caribbean, in the 2013 to 2014 season.
However ‘La Máquina’ have suffered a torrid season this term, winning just three out of their 14 games in the league.
They face third placed Guadalajara in the league on Saturday and fans will be hoping the witch’s ritual will spark an upturn in form before the season’s finish.
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