Leicester fan prints off, frames league table
George Whyte, a teacher from Wigston, watched his team storm to a 4-2 victory against Sunderland on Saturday, which sees them lead the table ahead of Crystal Palace and West Ham on goals scored.
He spent Sunday sourcing high-quality paper and a custom-made frame to commemorate the first time the Foxes had topped the football pyramid since October 2000.
“The frame is hand-crafted from Canadian maple wood, with ragmat matting and an ultraviolet glaze,” he said. “I’ve blown up the table to A1 size and I’ve hung it over the mantlepiece.
“That meant removing my wedding photo and pictures of all three of my children, but I’ve always made my priorities clear. Besides, I’ll probably look at them even more in the toilet.”
Fellow Leicester fan Dominic Hawley, 35, has had the league table tattooed on his arm, and a picture of Claudio Ranieri’s face inked on his back.
“Some people might call it an overreaction, but unless Manchester City beat West Brom by three clear goals, the title is in our hands,” he told FourFourTwo.
“Getting the gaffer’s face inked permanently into my body might have been a slight overreaction, and the artist has made him look a bit like a louche vampire. But I needed something to cover up the tattoo of Nigel Pearson’s face I got two months ago.”
Hawley has also removed a finger-painting by his five-year old daughter from the fridge and replaced it with a finger-painting by Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.