James Maddison replies to 'The Sun' on Twitter after they mock his £6,500 backpack


Tottenham looked to have sealed all three points when Serge Aurier thought he’d put them 2-0 up against Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

Harry Kane’s brilliant improvised finish had put Mauricio Pochettino’s side 1-0 ahead in the first half and it seemed Aurier had doubled their lead with 25 minutes remaining.

But a VAR check concluded Son Heung-min was offside by the smallest of margins in the build-up.

It was the turning point of the entire match.

Suddenly, Leicester were full of belief.

Four minutes later, they were level after Ricardo Pereira finished Jamie Vardy’s cross.

And with five minutes remaining, Man of the Match James Maddison won the match for his side with a terrific long-range strike.

Superb from the 22-year-old.

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However, rather than focus on his brilliant performance or his match-winning strike, The Sun newspaper decided to turn his backpack into a story.

Maddison turned up to the stadium wearing a rather bizarre Louis Vuitton ‘Prism’ backpack costing an eye-watering £6,500.

The Sun’s headline read: “Leicester star James Maddison arrives for Spurs clash wearing ‘horrific’ £6,500 Louis Vuitton backpack.”


They wrote another article following the match with the headline: “Leicester star James Maddison ‘stuffed Man of the Match award’ in ‘horrific’ £6500 Louis Vuitton backpack, reveals Ben Chilwell.”


But the Leicester midfielder hit back in style.

He retweeted one of The Sun’s articles with the reply “Would be worse turning up holding a sun newspaper I guess.”


The Sun has been heavily criticised by sports fans twice this week.

Firstly, they created a front-page story about a tragedy in Ben Stokes’ family before the cricketer was even born. Then, rugby star Gareth Thomas claims a reporter from the newspaper told his parents about his HIV diagnosis before he could.

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