2 Leicester players finally come out of the woodwork with IG tributes to Claudio Ranieri

Ranieri Sacked

Claudio Ranieri’s sacking is the story overshadowing this weekend’s Premier League football.

Everyone is still trying to get their heads around Leicester’s decision to sack the Italian.

Given his status as the first manager to win the Premier League for the club – a near impossible feat in today’s day and age – it’s hard to swallow the lack of class from the Leicester owners.

Sympathy has been pouring in from his managerial colleagues, while pundits have been very vocal in their support.

Players starting to talk

The silence from the Leicester players since the sacking has been deafening, and has added fuel to the rumours that they plotted his downfall.

But now finally, 48 hours following the sacking, the players are starting to come out of the woodwork.

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Kasper Schmeichel has given an interview categorically denying that the players ousted him.

Danny Drinkwater and Riyad Mahrez, two key players in Leicester’s title win last season, have taken to Instagram to post thanks and tributes to Ranieri.

Too little too late, some would say.

A big thanks for everything u have helped us as a team achieve.. and personally! Like to wish u all the best for the future. Unforgettable memories! Thanku

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