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19th May 2017

Leicester encourage fans to ‘be fearless’ as they unveil new kit, hours after watching them get battered by Spurs

Poor timing


Leicester City’s title defence never really got off the ground, did it?

Beaten on the opening day away at Hull City, the club’s owners were so concerned the club’s lack of form in February that they opted to give Claudio Ranieri the boot in a bid to beat what was shaping up to be a relegation battle.

It paid off. Under Craig Shakespeare, the club managed to turn things around, securing their top flight status and even reaching a Champions League quarter final.

With thoughts already turning to next season for many of those connected with the dethroned champions, they were given a reminder on Thursday evening of just how far they had fallen from the Premier League’s top clubs.

Tottenham, already guaranteed a second place finish behind Chelsea, hammered them 6-1, Harry Kane filling his boots with four goals.

A matter of hours after being handed such a beating, Leicester unveiled their new home kit for 2017/19. Unfortunately for them, plenty were able to spot the irony of the accompanying hashtag.

If by being ‘fearless’ Leicester want their supporters to not be scared of watching their side getting well and truly thrashed once in a while, we guess there’s no problem whatsoever.