Vardy got death threats af­ter Ranieri sack­ing

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LONDON: Eng­land and Le­ices­ter striker Jamie Vardy says his al­leged role in get­ting Clau­dio Ranieri sacked af­ter a ter­ri­ble slump in form placed the cham­pi­ons in dan­ger of rel­e­ga­tion has earned him and his fam­ily death threats.

The 30-year-old — whose goals last sea­son helped Le­ices­ter to the ti­tle and the one time non-league player a place in the Eng­land team — added it was barely cred­i­ble the only pun­ish­ment the per­pe­tra­tors of the threats on Twit­ter re­ceived was a slap on the wrist.

“I read one story that said it (the meet­ing be­tween sev­eral se­nior play­ers and the club owner over Ranieri) was straight af­ter the Sevilla game (a 2-1 first leg last 16 Cham­pi­ons League de­feat in Spain which saw the Ital­ian sacked soon af­ter).

“It said I was per­son­ally in­volved in a meet­ing when I was ac­tu­ally sat in an­tidop­ing for three hours,” said

Jamie Vardy

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