Famous and addicting console game FIFA 14 has been the suspected culprit of Leyton Orient FC's successive losses, which prompted club manager Russell Slade to ban his squad from playing the game before matchdays.
Leyton Orient's kit sponsor FIFA 14.
"The players] got stuck into the new Fifa 14 game and at times even played as themselves against Oldham in preparation for the match the following day," Leyton Orient Communications Manager Jonny Davies told The Metro.
Davies said that limitations had to be imposed, following the game's alleged undesired effect.
"The staff were quick to implement a 'no FIFA on a match-day' rule, however."
"The gaffer [manager Russell Slade] suspects several hours playing football on a video game is not conducive to a good performance in the real thing."
Before FIFA 14 was released on Sept 27, the Os were on a tear - winning eight successive games.
However, they have failed to rack up wins until after the ban was imposed.
The Os managed to escape with a win on penalties against Coventry City FC and were able to win 2-1 against Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.
Leyton Orient sits on top of the League One with 29 points, having won 9 and drawing 2.
Peculiarly, FIFA 14 is Leyton Orient's kit sponsor, a fact which makes people scratch their heads.
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