In 1985, the Hanshin Tigers won the Japan Series (baseball). Their supporters looked for player look-alikes and convinced them to jump into a river than ran through Osaka
. When they couldn't find a look-alike for Randy Bass (a bearded white American), they went to a nearby KFC store, took the statue of Colonel Sanders, and dumped it into the river.
The Tigers haven't won a Japan Series since, and their fans will tell you that the reason is because Colonel Sanders hasn't been found since that time, either.
I'll tell you the real reason why they haven't won a Japan Series since 1985... it's because their team is absolute shite and are nothing compared to the team from Fukuoka