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The Colonel is Back! Standing proud even with no feet!

Haven’t heard about the Curse of the Colonel?

Didn’t want to read that? Here’s the short of it…

Originally displayed outside a KFC in the Dotonbori district of Osaka, the statue, which fans thought resembled Tigers slugger Randy Bass, was tossed into the Dotonbori River in 1985 following the team’s victory in the Japan Series beginning the curse.

And now, twenty-five years after being tossed into a river by baseball fans celebrating a Hanshin Tigers victory, the famously cursed Colonel Sanders statue was put back on display Friday at a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet near Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.

This may just be the type of thing that leads to Posed with the Colonel? – Japanese KFC Colonel Sanders