Burnley have turned their hopes to magic in the face of a mysterious and recurrent injury.
The Championship club, relegated last season consulted UK’s leading ‘white witch’ to peak into the ‘unknown’ and remedy their bleak existence as pertains a growing injury list.
A fortnight ago Burnley should have been celebrating the season’s first away victory but that was not to be as the triumph coincided with a fatal injury to their forward.
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A 2-1 win at Bristol city was dented when Lucas Jutkiewicz suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season.
Four other players Kevin Long, Ashley Barnes, Sam Vokes and Dean Marney and have been afflicted by the same knee injury in the last 18 months.
Jutkiewicz’s injury was the last straw to an apparently superstitions Burnley hierarchy who must have been suspecting foul play all along.
They called in Kevin Carlyon, known in the UK as ‘Kev the witch’ to look into their troubles and ‘realign’ their luck The Telegraph reported.
Kev’s incantations have put down the root of the injuries to the work of evil.
“The situation goes beyond any coincidence,” he told The Telegraph.
"With all the injuries being the exact same, it seems as if evil has been to work."
"The spell was most likely cast upon Burnley around 20 years ago. It will escalate and start affecting other areas of the club. Financial backing could be lost, or maybe maintenance issues could occur within the ground."
Kev also explained that the hanging of the ‘Pendle Witches’ – a witch trial that took place just seven miles from Turf Moor in 1612 – could be the seat of the curse.
Luckily for the Clarets though, he prepared a special tailor-made ‘Hocus Pocus’ incantation to help cleanse Turf Moor of the evil spell.
Kev performed the ritual at Burnley’s ground last Wednesday to help protect the Clarets against further misfortune.
The true extend of the charm’s success however, will be revealed when Burnley play Sheffield Wednesday on September 12.