American sports fans take note. The “football” world has a new and very unlikely champion.
I say unlikely because at the beginning of the season bookmakers were offering 5000 to 1 odds that they would win the championship.
…and it was more likely that Adele would not use the F word ever again. Well no surprise here, she hasn’t stopped…
I even followed them in the Irish newspapers and week after week a reporter would say “any week now they will collapse”.
… and Ladbrokes (a betting company) is about to take a serious financial beating .
Student Karishma Kapoor, 20, was laughing all the way to the bank after betting £2 on her team winning at the start of the season – giving her a payout of £10,000.
Fairytale champion Leicester won the Premier League for the first time in the club’s 132 year history. Ecstatic fans rushed into the streets of Leicester on Monday as the outsiders won the Premier League in a victory seen as the most astonishing in the history of English football. I would venture to say that the celebrations will last well into the summer.
The reactions from around the world include…
“Proud of you Spurs! But Leicester… What an inspiration, the best f***** story ever! Congratulations!!!! X”
– Grammy and Oscar-winning pop star Adele, who hails from the north London district of Tottenham
Massive congrats @LCFC! It’s been a thrill to follow all season. #worthychampions.”
– Former world number one golfer Rory Mcllroy
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Mark Selby with a Leicester City football club flag after lifting the trophy after beating Ding Junhui to win the World Snooker Championship final at the Crucible Theatre on May 02, 2016 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images
“Many congratulations to Leicester. An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title.”
– British Prime Minister David Cameron
There’s no doubt that is the greatest achievement in the history of our game. Football had become a closed shop with the same teams winning year after year and you never believed a story like this could happen. Statue for Ranieri in the morning I think.””
– Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher
Maybe next year John Henry (Owner of Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox).
This uplifting tale of underdog vanquishing the mighty will reverberate through the decades. The phrase “doing a Leicester” will now enter the sporting lexicon.