N'Golo Kante's name altered in vulgar defacing of Leicester's Premier League title mural

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One could be forgiven for still pinching themselves every time they see the gold Premier League champions badge on Leicester City kits this season.

The Foxes’ historical triumph certainly will not be forgotten any time soon in the East Midlands city – and not least the men whose effort drove the team to top-flight glory.

Albeit in a less glamorous manner than Jamie Vardy or Riyad Mahrez, N’Golo Kante has cemented his legendary status at the club for his enormous contribution last season.


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Widely recognised as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, the Frenchman could not have done much more last season to win the admiration of anyone, regardless of their club allegiances.

Kante – now wearing Chelsea blue –– but it seems some are not willing to forgive him for leaving the King Power Stadium in favour of west London.

The Mirror reports vandals have defaced Leicester’s title-winning by scribbling a vulgar message over the top of a picture of the ex-Foxes player’s face.

The unidentified offender wrote Kante’s surname across his face and replaced the ‘A’ with a ‘U’.

The distasteful act is likely to spark widespread backlash given the key role Kante played in Leicester’s fairytale achievement last year.

While it would have hurt Claudio Ranieri and Leicester supporters to see the back of him, the £30 million Chelsea man has every chance of maximising his potential at Stamford Bridge.

The former Caen star racked up some stunning figures in his debut Premier League season, making him worthy of a chance to play for one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Kante became the first player in Europe’s top five leagues to win over 100 tackles and went on to register 175 overall – 31 more than any other player in the competition.

The diminutive midfielder also ended the campaign with 156 successful interceptions, putting him 15 clear of his nearest rival in that category.

What made his all-action style so much more impressive his disciplinary record – he picked up just three yellow cards throughout the entire 2015/16 season.

To think a person could mar a public image of appreciation for what someone has brought to a city is truly sickening.

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