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Leicester Journalist Rips Robbie Savage to Shreds for Jumping on Bandwagon

19 Jan 2002:  Robbie Savage of Leicester City runs with the ball during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match against Newcastle United played at Filbert Street, in Leicester, England. The match ended in a 0-0 draw. DIGITAL IMAGE.Mandatory Credit: Stu Forster/Getty Images
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Sean FayUK Staff WriterFebruary 13, 2016

Robbie Savage played for Leicester City for five seasons, and now he thinks they are going to win the Premier League.

The BBC and BT Sport pundit certainly seems to be happy about it. 

The above tweet looks like a message of goodwill, but one Leicester journalist wasn't buying it for a minute. 

James Sharpe highlighted to the uninitiated that Savage hasn't exactly been "Mr. Leicester" since leaving the club in 2002.

He wrote in a biting column for the Leicester Mercury

Hang on a minute. Wait. What was that?

I read it again: 'We are going to win the league.'


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.

Sharpe also noted that for months Savage has "insisted over and over again that Leicester definitely could not win the league."


Seems like the folks in the East Midlands have long memories, and if Leicester do go on and win the league, Savage might have to celebrate at home. 

[Leicester Mercury, h/t 101 Great Goals]

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