Leicester City’s dreams of reaching the Champions League semi finals were crushed at the King Power Stadium after a 2-1 defeat on aggregate to Atletico Madrid.
Atletico delivered the first blow after 26 minutes with a header from Saul, and while a win seemed almost impossible for the Foxes, hope was temporarily restored after a second-half equaliser from Vardy.
It's just never, ever, ever going to happen… but could it please🙏🏼 #LEIATL
— Joe (@zPedderz) April 18, 2017
But the Foxes were not able to find the net again and as heart-breaking as their departure was, viewers couldn’t help but notice something a little odd about their players…
…Something so shocking it had some wondering whether it contributed to the team’s demise.
Serves Leicester right for allowing Okazaki to wear gloves in mid-April
— Jáck (@jacksalter96) April 18, 2017
Okazaki and Ndidi wearing gloves in the middle of April. Have a word with yourselves. Deserve to lose for that alone.
— James Curtis (@James__Curtis) April 18, 2017
Yep, a few of Craig Shakespeare’s men (not mentioning any names but Mahrez, Okazaki and Ndidi) were spotted wearing gloves on the pitch – a fashion faux pas that did not go down well with supporters.
— Mr QPR (@QPRforum) April 18, 2017
— Thomas Dee (@ThomasD147) April 18, 2017
Meanwhile at the Bernabeu Stadium, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich’s tie went to extra time before the hosts emerged 6-3 aggregate winners.