Being English football’s top flight, the Premier League receives an unprecedented amount of viewers.
Composed of the nation’s biggest clubs, the Prem is a global phenomenon attracting eyeballs from all over the world, so much so that the rest of the divisions often receive no attention at all.
The conversation on Football forums is usually centred around the Premier League, although on occasion, a discussion surrounding the Championship does manage to creep in.
But what about the rest?
While the lower divisions of English Football don’t exactly fade away in anonymity, they certainly don’t receive even a fraction of the fanfare their upper-ranked counterparts do.
Aside from supporters of the clubs participating in these leagues, there aren’t many ardent fans who look forward to another season of lower-division football.
And as such, the attention they garner is bare minimum.
However, a curious occurrence in the EFL League One table has led to an influx of fans wondering about what’s going on, and the reason behind the curiosity actually has nothing to do with Football.
A bit of context first, in the race to climb up to the Championship, the league is currently led by Plymouth Argyle, with Sheffield Wednesday hot on their trail.
But this tightly-knit promotion race wasn’t the reason why the league became a topic of discussion all of a sudden, as the cause for that actually lies in the mid-table scene.
Starting from Wycombe sitting in 7th place all the way down till Morecambe in 21st, there’s an odd pattern that has emerged.
As pointed out by a fan on Twitter, the clubs lying in between the aforementioned places present an almost seamless transition from the color blue to red.
It all begins with the Wycombe blue followed up by the blue badges of Peterborough, Shrewsbury. Portsmouth etc, until the tri-coloured crest of Exeter City, pops up.
Coloured in white and black with the slightest dash of red, the pattern manages to continue as a host of clubs with red badges fill in the rest of the positions.
Charlton, Lincoln City, Fleetwood etc all keep up the color transition, before the MK Dons badge presents a peculiar issue.
Instead of red, the badge primarily features yellow and white, but technically, the transition still continues, as the lettering beside it features a dab of red.
Accrington Stanley and Morecambe fill out the remaining slots, completing an almost perfect colour transition.
It’s almost unbelievable how the places have ranked up so meticulously, fans online couldn’t fathom it either.
But as they say ‘God works in mysterious ways’, so perhaps there’s a bit of divine intervention at play here.