Jamie Vardy says he and his family have been victim of sick death threats since Claudio Ranieri was sacked by the Leicester City management. The England striker says his wife Rebekah has been physically threatened on the street and while driving her car, some individuals tried to run her off the road.
The 30-year-old Leicester forward however does not think fans of the Foxes are responsible for the outpouring of hatred towards himself and his family. The Englishman says he has become a marked man on and off the pitch ever since Ranieri was sacked by the Foxes. Leicester players were depicted as ‘snakes’ on social media soon after Ranieri was sacked.
Vardy was quoted as saying by the Sun:
“Once that is out there people pick it up and jump on it and you’re getting death threats about your family, kids, everything. “On social media, you name it – walking down the street. To be honest I get them (death threats) every week.“ Football fans don’t seem to like me that much. A lot of false accusations were being thrown out there and there’s nothing us, as players, could do about it. “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 ofthe car, it’s not the best. It’s happened plenty of times.