Leicester Ace Vardy Reveals His Kids & Family Were Targeted With Vile Threats After Ranieri Sacking

Jude Summerfield
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​Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has revealed he has received death threats since the sacking of former Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri.

Ranieri was sacked with the players failing to perform and the club flirting with relegation, but the squad have turned the situation after the former Chelsea boss left and are now six points clear of the bottom three with a Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid on the horizon.

Reports around the time claimed Vardy was among a group of players  who met with the club's owners  after Leicester's 2-1 defeat against Sevilla and essentially condemned Ranieri to the sack, but Vardy has rejected the speculation, claiming he was actually 'sat in anti-doping for three hours.'


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"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," Vardy told ​the Daily Mail.

When asked where the death threats have come from, Vardy said: "On social media, you name it - walking down the street. To be honest, I get them every week. Football fans don't seem to like me that much.

"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. It's happened plenty of times. It is terrifying.


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"All that can happen is that they get banned on Twitter.

Vardy also admitted he will be grateful to Ranieri for achieving the seemingly impossible last year and winning the Premier League.

"It's hard. Don't get me wrong, what he did for Leicester was unbelievable and nobody would have expected that in a million years. We can only thank him for that.

"But 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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