After a disastrous start to 2017, Premier League outfit Leicester City who won the Premier League title last campaign was in grave danger of losing their place in the top flight of English football.
They went 11 games without a victory from, late last year to the end of the previous month, and managed to take just 2 points from those games.
They were beaten by Lincoln City in the FA Cup 5th Round and it looked like fairy tale would come to a crashing and embarrassing end come the end of the season.
Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, who was the mastermind behind the miraculous title run for the Foxes, was constantly under pressure to get the team to perform at their previous best but as weeks passed by, it was evident that they were not going to chance anytime soon.
So the Leicester City hierarchy decided to get rid of the manager who gave them a historical title just months ago.
Leicester City’s owners decided to sack the Italian after the 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Round of 16 of the Champions League late February.
He was replaced by Craig Shakespeare, a long term servant at the club and Leicester’s season turned instantly, as they are yet to not lose a game under their new manager, also progressing into the quarter-finals of the European competition.
Though it looks like the right decision, sacking Ranieri seemed to be selfish on the part of the club and reports all around England revealed that the Leicester City players were not ready to work under Ranieri and that a group of players asked the board to kick the Italian away.
Star English striker Jamie Vardy was named as one of the players who wanted Ranieri out and he has revealed in a recent interview that the sacking of Ranieri has seen him receive death threats from the Leicester faithful.
Speaking to the media recently, Vardy revealed that he and his family received a number of death threats after Ranieri was relieved of his services.
The story is out there, then people pick it up and jump on it and you are getting death threats about your family, kids, everything,” Vardy told reporters.
“The threats were on social media, walking down the street, you name it.
“I try to get on with it but when people are trying to cut your missus up while she is driving along with the kids in the back of the car it is not the best. It has happened plenty of times. It is terrifying.”
However, he went on to justify himself and revealed that he was not a part of an elaborate conspiracy as being portrayed by the media.
“The stories were quite hurtful. A lot of false accusations were being thrown out there and there is nothing us, as players, could do about it,” he added.
“Apparently the meeting that got him sacked, I read one story that said it was straight after the Sevilla game. It said I was personally involved in a meeting when I was actually sat in anti-doping for three hours. Absolute shambles,” he added.