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Leicester Based Journalist Tears Into Robbie Savage For Being A Foxes Glory Hunter

Leicester Based Journalist Tears Into Robbie Savage For Being A Foxes Glory Hunter
By Mikey Traynor

A rather enjoyable article has surfaced from UK publication 'Leicester Mercury' in which the author, a life-long Leicester City fan, calls out Robbie Savage for jumping on the bandwagon following the Foxes incredible success this season.

The author starts out by explaining how while his mother had always been a fan of Savage since his time at Leicester, he himself was less convinced, especially after the repeated kissing of other clubs' badges by the blonde-bombshell, and took a guess at what his mum saw in Savage:

Maybe she was sucked in by his admittedly top-drawer headless rooster impression: eyes down, chasing the ball all over the pitch.

Not in the same way that N'Golo Kante runs around – with control and purpose – but like that annoying kid at school who would charge up to every other child in the playground, jump up and down in front of them, poke them in the chest, and say 'hey, hey, hey' until they got punched and moved on to the next unlucky recipient.

Before he moved on to calling out Savage for refusing to believe this was possible until that win against Man City at the Etihad:

Robbie was discussing Leicester's impending march to the Premier League title [on BBC 606]. And how they were definitely going to win it.

This was the very same Robbie Savage who, on the very same show, a few months earlier, had insisted over and over again that Leicester definitely could not win the league.

"They can't win it! Of course they can't!" he scoffed as jubilant City fans phoned in after yet another victory, without giving much of a reason why they couldn't, other than shouting 'they just can't' over the top of anyone with half a reasoned argument.

Now, he appears to have changed his tune. It has taken 25 games, 15 wins, victory at Manchester City and a five-point lead at the top but, finally, Robbie is on the bus.

But the real showstopper was the reaction to Robbie Savage's tweet after the City win. While the likes of Gary Lineker and Matt Elliot, players who the fans truly love at the King Power Stadium, referred to the club as 'Leicester' in their congratulatory tweets, Robbie Savage dropped an unforgivable 'we', which pushed the author over the edge:

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We?

Since when did Leicester City and Robbie Savage become a we?

I don't remember there being much of a 'we' when you came back to the Walkers after your move to Birmingham and kissed the new badge after they scored.

Where was the 'we' when you bowed in front of the Derby fans when you came back here with the Rams in 2009?

And I certainly don't remember 'we' being very close to your heart when I interviewed you ahead of Leicester's game against Derby in the Capital One Cup a couple of years ago.

I asked you who you wanted to win. You said Derby.

Ouch.

Robbie Savage has proven to be a very divisive character after becoming a TV personality, which will surprise no-one who watched him as a player, but he's pissed off an awful lot of Leicester fans for basically using the club to make himself look better.

Nobody can say whether or not Robbie Savage genuinely does feel a sense of togetherness with Leicester other than the man himself, but evidence to the contrary has been put forward and it's highly amusing considering how chuffed he appears to be that a club he once played for is now having success.

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This was just a series of snippets from an excellent article by James Sharpe which you can read in full over leicestermercury.co.uk

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