Unlikely supporter wishes Bradford well ahead of final

An unlikely supporter has given his blessing to Bradford City ahead of their Capital One Cup Final against Swansea later this month.

The Dalai Lama has praised the Bantams' "tremendous achievement" and said he hoped that his blessing would "continue to bring you good fortune."

The Dalai Lama was presented with a personalised shirt by a Bradford supporters' club on a visit last year. Credit: Friends of BCFC

The Tibetan spiritual leader was first made aware of the club last year, when the fans’ group Friends of Bradford City presented him with a personalised shirt and made him their honorary president.