What a time to be alive if you’re a Leicester fan.
After years of fluctuating between the Premier League and the Championship, the Foxes are closing in on an incredible 5000/1 shot by winning the league title.
With just seven matches remaining, Claudio Ranieri’s side are five points clear of Tottenham at the top of the table and face a pivotal weekend in the title race.
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Spurs face a tough away trip to Liverpool on Saturday evening while Leicester host Southampton on Sunday.
Come Sunday afternoon, Leicester will find themselves with one hand on the Premier League trophy if results go their way.
But win or lose, every Leicester fan with a ticket for the clash against Southampton will be receiving two very nice presents.
That’s because Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is celebrating the eve of his birthday by handing out free beer and doughnuts.
Chief executive's words
Chief executive, Susan Whelan, explains all:
“This is another very generous gesture from the owners of the Club. Mr. Vichai and Top will arrive to the UK for the game versus Southampton this weekend, and then return to Thailand on Sunday evening, just to be with us and to support the team on Sunday,” she said, per the club’s official website.
“There are many special bonds that exist at our Football Club – between the players, the staff, the owners and the fans – and that’s been vital to the incredible season we’ve had. Everywhere we go, people are talking about it.
“We’re entering the run-in to the end of the season now, so that bond is going to be as important as it’s ever been in the next seven games, and the support of our fans is an essential part of the final push,” she concluded.
Beer to calm the nerves
Complimentary bottles of Singha Beer and Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be given to every ticket holder outside the King Power Stadium before kick-off.
For fans not drinking alcohol, or those that are underage, there is a bottled water alternative.
But you can’t blame thousands of Leicester fans making the most of the free Singha Beer. They’re on the brink of achieving the unimaginable and an alcoholic beverage will help settle the nerves ahead of the massive match on Sunday.
However, there may be consequences for the city of Leicester if their side win on Sunday.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Leicester fans caused an “earthquake” whilst celebrating their dramatic late winner against Norwich.
With each supporter having a pint and doughnut in their belly, don’t be surprised if the tremor can be felt further afield if they manage to earn three points against the Saints.