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Leicester throws the ‘Vardy Party’ of the year!

Street art of Jamie Vardy & Riyad Mahrez, Leicester city centre (Image: Emma Roberts)

Street painting of Jamie Vardy & Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City Centre. Image: Emma Roberts

Today, Leicester City fans got the chance to glimpse the Premier League trophy and celebrate the Foxes’ unbelievable win with the team who made it happen.

An open-top bus carried the players and their hard-won silverware from Jubilee Square, snaking through the city and travelling up London Road to arrive at Victoria Park just after 7 pm.

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100,ooo people were expected to line the streets to cheer Leicester’s newest hereos’ historic win, but the crowds were thought to have been more than double that amount with around 240,000 people present.

Football and non-sporting fans, clad head to toe in blue and white,  gathered to appreciate Leicester City’s almighty achievement.

Some employers even allowed their workers to finish work early on account of the occassion.

The Foxes achieved the unimagineable, defying 5000/1 odds after narrowly avoiding relegation last season, and steadily climbed up the table with only three losses in 38 games.

They have finished 10 points clear of Arsenal in second place, to be crowned the champions of English football for the first time in their 132 year history.

The win seems to have transcended football, and brought people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds together in celebration of what hard work and dedication can accomplish.

Victoria Park was the final stop for the victory bus, and thousands of fans waited for the Leicester City squad to be presented on stage.

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The jubilent crowd were rewarded with more than just their sporting heroes when local band Kasabian showed up to perform a surprise set.

LMMN Sports Editor, Emma Roberts, watched the events of the day unfold and captured a sense of how this football win has affected the city of Leicester:

 

 

 

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