Leicester offer Jamie Vardy and his family extra security - Sky sources
By Rob Dorsett
Last Updated: 21/03/17 2:19pm
Sky sources understand Leicester have offered Jamie Vardy and his family extra security after he said he and his wife have been targeted following Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.
Vardy feels the threats are as a result of reports that he, and other senior players at Leicester, played a role in the Italian being sacked last month. The striker is adamant he had nothing to do with Ranieri's sacking.
The Premier League champions already have a full-time security staff in place to ensure the safety of the squad, and the club are aware of the threats made to Vardy and his family on social media.
At the moment, the player has not requested any extra security measures be put in place.
Vardy says the situation has not been helped by reports he was among a number of players plotting against Ranieri after a Champions League defeat at Sevilla, but he said he was actually sat in "anti-doping for three hours" after the game.
"I read one story that said it [the meeting] was straight after the Sevilla game," he said. "It said I was personally involved in a meeting when I was actually sat in anti-doping for three hours. A few of you [media] waited around for an interview after.
"Then of course the story is out there and people pick it up and jump on it and you're getting death threats about your family, kids, everything. On social media, you name it - walking down the street. To be honest I get them every week.
"Football fans don't seem to like me. I just get on with it but when people are trying to cut your missus up while she's driving along, with the kids in the back of the car, it's not the best. It's happened plenty of times.
"It is terrifying. All that can happen is they get banned on Twitter. People get cut up but if there's no cameras you're screwed."