Leicester City players have had a fairly good three months since their spectacular Premier League title win with owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha treating them to an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas and Thailand before coming home to find a very special present waiting for them.
Almost every player involved in Leicester's title-winning campaign was awarded a £105,000 royal blue BMW i8, one of the most technically advanced cars on the market today. The only stars to miss out were N'Golo Kante, Joe Dodoo, Andrej Kramaric and Yohan Benalouane.
But there was a very obvious problem which quickly became apparent when the triumphant Foxes returned to pre-season training ahead of the new campaign. Quite simply, they couldn't figure out which car was theirs.
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We can understand why Srivaddhanaprabha decided to get every single one in blue. It is, of course, Leicester's colour and the images that were released at the time were very brand-friendly, so to speak.
Now, however, several canny stars have come up with an elegant solution to the problem. They've gone and spent some of their wages on getting the colour changed.
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According to The Sun, seven players have opted to get their cars wrapped, which is a damn sight cheaper than getting it spraypainted, not that saving money should be too much of a concern to these top-level footballers.
Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Jeffrey Schlupp and Riyad Mahrez are four of those seven who opted to get the colour changed.
A source said: “The cars were a lovely gesture but there were 19 of them and it was causing a headache at training because everyone wanted to drive the new car.
“Now several of the lads have had wraps so at least some of the motors are different to the rest of the pack of Beemers in the car park.”
The high-end firm AC13 Premier, which is run by former Premier League footballer Marlon Harewood, was the lucky "bespoke vehicle provider" to get the business, thought to be worth £14,000 in total.
They tweeted the news on their Twitter account earlier this week, which are embedded below.
The fact that they've all decided to go for a matte black colour suggests the seven of them are heading for exactly the same problem, but this isn't the place or the time for that kind of pressing question. We're all just here to have fun.
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