Jamie Vardy has enjoyed a phenomenal season - he is on the brink of winning the Premier League title with Leicester and could appear for England at the European Championship - but he was understandably disgusted on Sunday evening.
Vardy’s fiancée, Rebecca Nicholson, tweeted a photo of the couple’s daughter wearing a Leicester shirt but some vile Twitter trolls aimed abuse at the one-year-old.
The 29-year-old striker tweeted some of the sickening responses, along with the message: “shocking and vile”.
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We can only hope that the police take action against these Twitter users, who claimed to be Manchester United fans.
Miss Nicholson responded to one of them, saying: “There are no words for people like you! You need locking up.”
According to the Mirror, who have contact Leicestershire Police about the incident, the accounts are no longer active.
LEICESTER'S TITLE HUNT
It spoiled what was a great day for Vardy, who saw his team extend their lead at the top of the table to seven points following a 1-0 win over Southampton coupled with Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Saturday.
The win sees the Foxes strengthen their grasp on the Premier League trophy - even Tottenham and Arsenal fans must be starting to believe their teams stand no chance of catching Claudio Ranieri’s inspiring side.
Wes Morgan scored the winner in Sunday’s win over the Saints and, though Vardy has now gone six league games without scoring, Ranieri knows how can rely on his forward to improve on his 19-goal tally.
“It’s a very good time for Wes Morgan to score a goal, but if he doesn’t score, Jamie Vardy or somebody else will score,” the charismatic Italian told Leicester’s website.
Ranieri is dreaming
Only now does it appear that the former Chelsea boss is allowing himself to dream of winning the title.
Throughout the season, Ranieri has been playing up to Leicester’s tag as underdogs but, with six games remaining, it would be a surprise if the Foxes don’t go all the way.
He added after the win: “We score together and we defend together. That is one of our secrets.
“I think it was a fantastic answer to the Premier League. We want to win and we won. Now we have to be solid and maintain our feet on the ground because next Sunday it will be another tough, tough match.”
The charismatic Italian has Vardy to thank for spearheading Leicester’s efficient attack. This dream of a season could culminate in him earning Player of the Year honours and a spot in Roy Hodgson’s squad to Euro 2016.
Vardy has certainly seized his chances, scoring in both of England’s recent friendlies against Germany and the Netherlands.
It’ll certainly be difficult for Hodgson to leave him out of the starting line-up.