Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Jamie Vardy reveals death threats over alleged involvement in Claudio Ranieri’s sacking

Leicester City
striker Jamie
Vardy has
revealed he
received death
threats after it
was alleged by UK
Media outfits that
he played a major
role in the sacking
of former coach
Claudio Ranieri,
barely 9 months
after winning the
club's first
premier league
title.
Leicester City
prior to Ranieiri's
sack were
languishing in the
relegation zone
and the club
owners shockingly
made the
decision to sack
the Italian
manager,
replacing him
with Craig
Shakespeare.
It had been
reported that
senior players
such as Jamie
Vardy and
Schmeichel had
asked the owners
to sack Ranieiri –
but the players
have categorically
denied the claims
And now Jamie
Vardy has
revealed that he
received death
threats from
Leicester fans
over the alleged
gang-up.
In an interview
published by
Guardian UK
newspapers on
Tuesday morning,
Vardy said:
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“The story is
out there, then
people pick it
up and jump
on it and you’re
getting death
threats about
your family,
kids,
everything,”
Vardy said. “I
try to get on
with it but
when people
are trying to cut
your missus up
while she’s
driving along
with the kids in
the back of the
car it’s not the
best. It’s
happened
plenty of times.
It is terrifying.”
¤
Vardy said the
threats had been
made “on social
media, walking
down the street,
you name it” and
insisted he was
wrongly named as
one of the players
who allegedly
turned against
the manager who
won the first
league
championship in
Leicester’s
history.
He also denied
there was a
problem with the
players and their
former manager.
↓↡
“No, not at all.
Basically if
there was an
issue you went
and did it in the
gaffer’s office,
man to man. Or
you did it on
the tactics
board because
he was happy
for you to come
in and put your
opinion across.
↓↡
“Apparently the
meeting that
got him sacked
I read one story
that said it was
straight after
the Sevilla
game. Absolute
shambles. It
said I was
personally
involved in a
meeting when I
was actually sat
in anti-doping
for three hours.
The stories
were quite
hurtful. A lot of
false
accusations
were being
thrown out
there and
there’s nothing
us, as players,
could do about
it.”
¤
Vardy was also
criticized for not
posting a farewell
message to his
former manager
on his social
media account,
immediately after
his sacking.. But
he has revealed
that he took over
48 hours to post a
social media
message because
'it was very hard'
for him.
↓↡
“I can
understand
what you are
saying but,
personally, my
tweet was
[meant to be]
going out
straightaway,
but I wrote it
that many
times I couldn’t
quite get the
wording right.
You don’t know
what to say. It
was 24 hours
before I did it
but we had just
got back from
Seville. We
were delayed,
landed, then
went straight
home, kids in
the bath and
straight to bed
myself.
↓↡
“It’s hard. Don’t
get me wrong,
what he did for
Leicester was
unbelievable
and nobody
would have
expected that
[title] in a
million years.
We can only
thank him for
that. The way
this season has
gone, players
never seem to
be the ones
who get the
sack. It always
falls on the
manager and
that is what has
happened. We
are all sincerely
gutted that it
did.
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“I get abuse at
every stadium
that I turn up
at. You are
always going to
get stick from
fans. It is part
and parcel of
football. I’m
one that carries
on and winds
them up a bit.
Do I enjoy it?
Yeah, it’s just
me. I couldn’t
tell you why I
get it, but it’s
part of the
game. I am not
really fussed
about it. It’s
fine by me.”
¤
Vardy also
explained why he
had not chosen to
report the death
threats to the
police. “All that
can happen is
they get banned
on Twitter,” he
said.
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“People get cut
up but if there’s
no cameras
you’re
screwed.”
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