Leicester's Jamie Vardy reveals death threats in wake of Ranieri's departure

Jamie Vardy received death threats following Leicester's sacking of Claudio Ranieri, the England striker has revealed.

The 30-year-old also claimed his wife had been cut up while driving with the couple's children in the car.

Vardy and Foxes team-mates Marc Albrighton, Kasper Schmeichel and Wes Morgan all denied claims that players had met with Leicester's owners following their 2-1 Champions League defeat in Seville.

Ranieri, who guided Leicester to the Premier League title last season, was dismissed 24 hours later.

Vardy, who could start in England's international against Germany on Wednesday, again insisted he played no part in the Italian's departure and revealed it had caused him and his family to be targeted by disgruntled fans.

He said: "I read one story that said it (the meeting) was straight after the Sevilla game. It said I was personally involved in a meeting when I was actually sat in anti-doping for three hours. A few of you (media) waited around for an interview after.

"Then of course the story is out there and people pick it up and jump on it and you're getting death threats about your family, kids, everything.

"On social media, you name it - walking down the street. To be honest I get them every week.

"Football fans don't seem to like me. I just get on with it but when people are trying to cut your missus up while she's driving along, with the kids in the back of the car, it's not the best.

"It is terrifying. All that can happen is they get banned on Twitter. People get cut up but if there's no cameras you're screwed."

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