The Leicester boss was dismissed last month after the champions picked up just one point from a possible 18 at the start of 2017 without scoring a goal.
And Vardy has spoken out about the "terrifying" abuse he has faced since Leicester’s fairy tale began to crash – and especially since rumours that a controversial players’ meeting helped lead to Ranieri departure.
“I read one story that said this meeting was straight after the Seville game. It said I was personally involved in a meeting when I was actually sat in anti-doping for three hours,” said the striker.
“Then of course 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.
“On social media, you name it – walking down the street even. To be honest I get them every week. Football fans don’t seem to like me. I just 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.
I must have written and deleted my words to this post a stupid amount of times! I owed Claudio to find the right and appropriate words! Claudio has and always will have my complete respect! What we achieved together and as a team was the impossible! He believed in me when many didn't and for that I owe him my eternal gratitude. There is speculation I was involved in his dismissal and this is completely untrue, unfounded and is extremely hurtful! The only thing we are guilty of as a team is underachieving which we all acknowledge both in the dressing room and publicly and will do our best to rectify. I wish Claudio the very very best in whatever the future holds for him. Thank You Claudio for everything.
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“It’s happened plenty of times. It is terrifying and what can you do? If you report it all that can happen is they get banned on Twitter. People get cut up but if there’s no cameras, you’re screwed.
“Nowadays I just get abuse at every stadium that I turn up at. I couldn’t tell you why I get it, but it’s part of the game.”
Reports on Tuesday claimed Leicester have offered Jamie Vardy and his family increased security following the striker's revelations.