Leicester City’s celebrations have continued into the second day, after Tottenham’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge granted Claudio Ranieri’s team a historic title win, which has been described as one of the greatest triumphs in the history of English football. Join us as we round-up the reaction of Leicester’s squad, supporters, and the world media.
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Leicester’s mayor: Title win better than dead king
Mayor Peter Soulsby clearly isn’t all that much of a Time Team fan. He’s been speaking to Radio 4’s Today programme and has had this to say:
Richard … good, but not quite a title win CREDIT: GETTY
Twelve months ago we were reburying King Richard… We thought it couldn’t get any better. Well, it has. The Premier League’s even bigger than that.”
It has been said that we are somehow being repaid for burying Richard with honour in our cathedral.
Many people see the team as a metaphor for the city, and the success is brilliant for Leicester.”
… from reader David Bevan:
I’ve been to every game home and away this season, I never even dreamed that I would see this day.
I’ve been writing a book all season about it which will be published on 30th June. I had no idea when I started about where it would end up. I’ve called it The Unbelievables because that’s what this team are.
I’m so happy for anyone who cares as much about this football club as I do. We’ll have an undercurrent of happiness for the rest of our lives because we’ll always have this.
Well if that isn’t a heart-warming email, I don’t know what is. And if Arsenal were The Invincibles, I can totally get behind the idea of Leicester as the The Unbelievables.
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has some more to say
Aiyawatt is the son of the owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and appeared on Thai television this morning.
As well as promising that the club do not intend to sell any of their title-winners, he also revealed there are plans to take the club to Thailand ‘very soon’.
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha watches his team fro m the stands CREDIT: GETTY
“They are coming to Thailand very, very soon. This is unbelievable. Thai people should be given a lot of credit as all players acknowledge how much support they have been given.
(My father) was already proud of being the owner of an English Premier League team. Now he has owned an English Premier League Champion team, he can’t be prouder.
I have to say on his behalf that he has managed the club with his heart and he just hopes to gain a reputation for the country.”
Leicester dominate the headlines
Beginning with the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, who have opted to splash with Leicester’s triumph rather than Atletico’s forthcoming Champions League semi-final. Scenes!