The Team That Shook The World
It is safe to say that having beaten odds of 5000 – 1 at the start of the season, the crowning of Leicester City as the English Premier League champions represents an achievement of seismic proportions. Quite literally. According to a team of scientists, an earthquake recorded in February 2016 and measuring 0.3 on the Richter scale was caused by Leicester City fans celebrating a last minute goal scored by Leonardo Ulloa against Norwich. The seismometer was installed by the British Geological Survey at Hazel Community Primary School which is located 500m from Leicester’s King Power stadium. Paul Denton, a seismologist from the BGS, said “It says something about the nature of football, it’s so tense and then we get four or five seconds of unexpected magic. [In Leicester’s case] it was in the 89th minute, the game was practically over. It wasn’t just a case of cheering or clapping, it was 30,000 people standing up at the same time – an awful amount of energy.” With fans like that, the rest of the Premier League will be quaking in their boots next season.