Some people are still struggling to believe that Leicester City have actually won the Premier League.
The Foxes were 5000/1 before the beginning of the campaign but have sensationally wrapped up the title with two matches remaining.
Leicester’s unbelievable story has swept the nation and there probably isn’t a single person in England that isn’t aware that Claudio Ranieri’s side have won the league.
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However, it appears that the news hasn’t quite been translated to other countries around the world.
But one man that should definitely know which team has won the Premier League is the presenter of ESPN news.
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Last night, that gentleman had an absolute nightmare.
“Still ahead on Sports Centre,” he began. “You talk about improbable, this is the reaction today when Tottenham won the EPL.”
Ok, the presenter has obviously made a little mistake. It’s understandable, Spurs were playing Chelsea on Monday night so it was just a slip of the tongue, right?
Tottenham had to beat Chelsea to reduce the gap to Leicester to five points with two matches remaining. Mauricio Pochettino’s men had led 2-0 at half-time but could only manage a draw against the Blues to end their title hopes.
But, the presenter knew all that, surely? He wouldn’t make the same mistake again.
Only he did, in the very next sentence.
“Darren Rovell will have reaction from all over as Tottenham wins the EPL,” he repeated.
If there’s someone that should know who has just won the Premier League, it’s a news reader of a sports channel.
It’s a very embarrassing mistake and one which is likely to land him in a spot of bother with his manager.
While the presenter’s job may be in doubt, Ranieri’s certainly isn’t. The Italian was appointed in the summer and many considered it to be an underwhelming move from Leicester.
Many tipped the club for relegation but they have been amongst the top sides throughout the season while their boss has remained calm throughout.
He revealed how he felt when it was confirmed that his side would get their hands of the Premier League trophy.
“The emotion was at the maximum level,” Ranieri told Sky Sports News, per The Guardian.
“It means the job is good. I am very, very happy now because maybe if I won this title at the beginning of my career maybe I would forget. Now I am an old man I can feel it much better.”
Whoever said Americans didn’t know anything about football, may just be right…