Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy said that he caused to a death threat and his wife targeted by an aggressive motorist after claims that he contributed to the dismissal of manager Claudio Ranieri.
The 30-year-old Leicester striker Vardy said that he had suffered mistreatment walking along the street and stated that his wife regularly “cut up” while driving.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri left the Midlands club in February after winning the Premier League. Vardy has faced charges of pressure the decision to dismiss the Italian.
Vardy said that the claims he presents in a meeting which was called by Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddanaprabha at East Midlands airport after 2-1 defeats at Sevilla in a Champions League.
Many players of Leicester were Ranieri’s victory and also former assistant Craig Shakespeare and reports that there was a player uprising against Ranieri.
On Monday, Vardy said to BBC, “It is terrifying. I read one story that said I was personally involved in a meeting after the Sevilla game when I was actually sat in anti-doping for three hours.”
“But then the story is out there, people pick it up and jump on it and you’re getting death threats about your family, kids, everything.”
When asked where the abuse came from, Vardy said “On social media, you name it, walking down the street. To be honest I get them (taunts) 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. It’s happened plenty of times.”
There was no problem between Ranieri and club Leicester player, “No, not at all. Basically, If there was an issue you went and did it in the gaffers office, man-to-man. Or you went and did it on the tactics board, because he was happy for you to come in and put your opinion across,” said Vardy.
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“The stories were quite hurtful, to be honest with you. A lot of false accusations were being thrown out there and there was nothing we, as players, could do about it.”