Lee Chapman hit the headlines earlier this month because he looks like Jamie Vardy and somehow managed to wangle his way onto the team bus during Leicester City’s title-winning celebrations.
The 29-year-old has taken a six-month break from his job as a postman to work as the England international’s double and appears to be doing fairly well for himself off the back of Leicester’s success.
However, poor old Lee has reportedly been blocked from contacting either Vardy or his new wife Becky on social media.
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According to The Sun, Vardy’s agent John Morris has sent a text message to Lee warning him that he faces legal action if he damages his client’s image or endorsement deals.
The text apparently said: “If you do anything that affects Jamie’s image directly and his endorsement deals we will take legal action . . . You can understand that I’m sure.”
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Lee is 'genuinely upset' - agent
Vardy’s Doppelgänger even has his own agent these days - it has been a truly bizarre season - and he’s confirmed that Lee, who earns £16,000-a-year with the Royal Mail, has been left “genuinely upset” by the recent turn of events.
In fact, he’s become so disillusioned that he’s considering packing it all in.
Lee’s agent James Austin is quoted as telling The Sun: “Lee is genuinely upset.
“He’s a true Leicester fan and Jamie is his idol. He would never do anything to bring his hero, Vardy, into disrepute.
“He doesn’t know what he has done to upset them. It’s so bad he was thinking of simply giving up.”
Vardy's agent: I wish Lee all the best
Lee can no longer contact either Vardy or Becky on Twitter or Instagram and will no doubt think twice before accepting his next lookalike job offer.
“I wish Lee all the best. I’ve met him and he comes across as a really nice guy,” Morris, of Key Sports Management, told reporters. “If anything happens to anybody whether you are a sports person or a movie star you have to be protected.
“I don’t know anything about Lee being blocked on Twitter.”
Euro 2016 on the horizon...
However, Lee will be inundated with offers from across Europe if Vardy plays a starring role for England at Euro 2016.
Vardy is currently 33/1 to win the Golden Boot award at this summer’s European Championships and is expected to start upfront alongside Harry Kane in Roy Hodgson’s starting line-up.
Should Lee call it a day now - or should he continue impersonating Vardy? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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