According to a South African shaman interviewed by The Sun yesterday, African medicine men often use birds to deliver spells and he suspects it was the doing of an Algerian fan.
Early in the first half of the England-Algeria clash in Cape Town, a grey speckled pigeon perched itself atop Algeria's goal. It enjoyed its bird's eye view undisturbed, seeing as how England had trouble even getting a shot on target.
The bird changed ends at half-time, and it continued to be unbothered by Wayne Rooney and Co.
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