Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Premier League: Leicester City Celebrates Win in Most Outrageous Parade

Premier League: Leicester City Celebrates Win in Most Outrageous Parade

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The story of victory of the Leicester City football team reached its peak as an astounding 240,000 fans in blue joined in their title parade.

The city has not stopped celebrating after its team earned an unlikely championship in English football history.

Leicester defied the odds of winning the title in a surprising way, and the more than 100,000 participants in the parade was a grand finale for the football team and the club’s chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Claudio Ranieri said the parade is “something special” and that he is glad, ABC News reported. He added that the people understood how the team “played with their soul and their hearts”.

He finds it “unbelievable”, and can only thank the people for their support.

Leicester City fans have started congregating hours before the scheduled time of the parade. A gospel choir and cheerleaders entertained the people while waiting to welcome the players at the tail of the parade.

There were hundreds of blue and white flags waved by children with faces painted in the club’s colors. Thousands of people wore the team’s blue home shirts.

There were some fans who climbed rooftops to gain a better view as the streets were already tightly packed; others watched from their windows.

Leicester’s amazing success a year later after it barely missed relegation had obsessed sports fans from different parts of the world. A group came all the way from Australia to participate in the celebrations.

The crowd also had a party of Thai students studying English at Leicester’s De Montfort University.

A lot of supporters still had not convinced themselves of the team winning their first club title in 132 years, but they still participated in the celebration.

It was estimated that around 40 tons of trash were collected after the parade, BBC reported. There were around a thousand people who helped with the clean up after one of the biggest celebrations in the city.