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POSH: Fan John puts on a United Y-front

SOME football supporters have lucky scarves, others have lucky hats - but John Magee has lucky pants.

SOME football supporters have lucky scarves, others have lucky hats - but John Magee has lucky pants.SOME football supporters have lucky scarves, others have lucky hats - but John Magee has lucky pants.

The Posh fan has worn them to every game he has seen over the last seven years - and he has never seen them lose.

Now John is convinced the white, blue and black briefs - the same colours as Boro's kit - bring good fortune to his team.

John (41), who works as a solicitor at Waller, Needham and Green solicitors in Broadway, Peterborough and is a Posh sponsor, said: "I bought these pants seven years ago, and they've not failed me yet, so hopefully they'll continue to work this season.

"I take friends and clients to the football each time, who all find the pant-wearing very amusing - everyone considers me a lucky omen."

The pants are getting frayed from so much wear, but John, of Woodfield, Longthorpe, said one day he's going to frame them and present them to manager Barry Fry.

John said: "It's always the first thing he asks me when he sees me at a match - am I wearing my lucky pants?

"They could form their own religion, people are so superstitious about them."

But bizarrely, The Evening Telegraph can reveal that John is not the only supporter who owns a pair of lucky "trollies".

The team's dandy-dressing mascot Mr Posh - aka Mick Jones - today revealed he always wears a pair of blue Y-fronts to every United game.

And it seems to be doing the trick. Despite Posh languishing fourth from bottom of the Second Division, he has not seen the team lose this season.

He said: "The team does think I'm lucky, and when I was recently away I was missed because we lost.

"I think the supporters were relieved when I came back."

In another twist, Mick said there is one supporter who is so superstitious about him he has refused to shake hands before a game for years to avoid jinxing the result.

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