Jamie Vardy’s death threat hell over Claudio Ranieri exit
Jamie Vardy has revealed that he and his family have been subject to death threats following the sacking of Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri last month.
The striker was accused of leading a players’ revolt against Ranieri prior to the Italian’s departure and Vardy has since spoke of the “terrifying” incidents, including a time when wife Rebekah was forced off the road by an angry fan.
“The story is out there and people pick it up and jump on it and you’re getting death threats about your family, kids, everything,” Vardy said, with the majority of newspapers opting to run with the story on their back pages. “To be honest I get them (death threats) every week. On social media, you name it – walking down the street. Football fans don’t seem to like me.”
Paper Round’s view: You don’t need us to tell you this, but it’s quite simply vile. The keyboard warriors are seldom punished but it’s the targeting of his wife and children in the car which is far more horrifying. Hopefully those responsible get their comeuppance.
Arsene Wenger’s rebuilding job
Arsene Wenger looks set to sign a two-year contract extension with Arsenal, and the Daily Mirror reports that Alexandre Lacazette and Kylian Mbappe top the club’s summer transfer targets.
Despite facing a battle for the top four, Wenger is expected to be handed a new deal – though the club are reportedly resigned to losing Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, who are yet to sign despite being offered record-breaking deals.
Paper Round’s view: Many a column inch and article on Eurosport has focused on whether Wenger should/will leave Arsenal this summer. In this instance of a two-year deal, it seems far-fetched but would certainly be a statement of intent which the ArsenalFanTV mob would find difficult to swallow. The year-by-year uncertainty would only bring more instability to the club, so if he does sign, then the move for a two-year deal makes sense. As for those targets? They’ll have to join a long old queue.
Read the full article on eurosport.co.uk: Paper Round: Vardy’s death threat hell, Wenger’s rebuilding job