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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Premiership Hero, Leicester City Visits Thailand

Kasper Schmeichel, Claudio Ranieri and Shinji Okazaki greets press in Bangkok
CREDIT: AFP

Leicester City’s title-winners have kicked off the Asian leg of their global victory lap by flying into Thailand, the owner’s homeland where local football fans have embraced the teamas their own.
Garlands of orchids and jasmine were placed around the necks of manager Claudio Ranieri, players and club officials as they emerged from an overnight flight from London.
The entourage lined up and gave the traditional Thai “wai” greeting, palms pressed together and hands raised, while the cameras flashed following their dawn arrival.

A raucous group of fans in the team’s blue shirts chanted “Leicester City” and “champions”, their enthusiasm undimmed by the absence of some star players including Jamie Vardy who have stayed behind because of international duties.
The club brought its title party to Thailand with a warning from the bosses that there must be no repeat of last summer’s fiasco when a video emerged of three young Leicester players racially insulting local women during a hotel-room orgy.


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