Jamie Vardy: Leicester striker ‘had genocide threats’ over Claudio Ranieri’s sacking

Jamie Vardy and Claudio Ranieri in discussion

Vardy pronounced media reports suggesting he had privately been concerned in Ranieri’s sacking were “hurtful”

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy says he has perceived genocide threats and his family have been targeted given Claudio Ranieri was sacked as manager.

The 30-year-old blamed “hurtful” and “false” accusations he shabby a club’s preference to pouch a Italian.

Ranieri left in February, 9 months after winning a Premier League, with a bar 17th in a table. His successor, Craig Shakespeare, after denied reports of a actor revolt.

“It is terrifying,” Vardy said.

“I review one story that pronounced we was privately concerned in a assembly after a Sevilla diversion when we was indeed sat in anti-doping for 3 hours.

“But afterwards a story is out there, people collect it adult and burst on it and you’re removing genocide threats about your family, kids, everything.”

Vardy pronounced he was means to “get on with it” though added: “When people are perplexing to cut your missus adult while she’s driving, with a kids in a behind of a car, it’s not a best.”

BBC Sport understands some Leicester players were summoned to accommodate a club’s authority after a 2-1 Champions League better by Sevilla, and Ranieri’s predestine was hermetic by a disastrous reaction.

With Shakespeare in assign – initial as caretaker and after on a understanding until a finish of a deteriorate – a Foxes have won 4 unbroken matches, relocating adult to 15th, 6 points above a relegation zone.

That run includes a 2-0 feat in their last-16 second leg with Sevilla that leaves them as England’s usually deputy in a quarter-finals.

“If there was an issue, we went and did it in a gaffer’s bureau or we went and did it on a strategy board, since he was happy for we to come in and put your opinion across,” Vardy combined of Ranieri’s time in charge.

“The stories were utterly hurtful to be honest with you. A lot of fake accusations were being thrown out there and there was zero we, as players, could do about it.

“We only had to put it to a behind of a minds and combine on a football.”