Premier League Football – Thai Style

Jockeying For Control

Jockeying For Control

Dateline:  Chiang Rai (183km northeast of Chiang Mai, by the border of Lao and Myanmar <map>)

Quite by fortune, fate or……karma, (thank you, monks), I went to see a Thai Premier League football match!  It was awesome.  The play, the people, and the price.  Incredible.

The Fighting Scarabs...???

The Fighting Scarabs…???

Chiang Rai United……who the heck are they…….the Fighting Scarabs…..?  Maybe?  I don’t know, but there was a statue of an enormous beetle in front of the stadium, so that’s how I’ll always know them.  I was in a small restaurant after touring the Black House, enjoying what I would describe as Thai BBQ, when one of the employees was tuning the TV into the pre-game show for the local football team. Continue reading