1,000 hours of work – Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy tribute that said it all

“I absolutely love the Leicester fans. I’ve been here 12 years now and it definitely has a place in my heart.”

Those were the words of Jamie Vardy after the final day of the 2023/24 Championship campaign on Saturday. Despite losing 2-0 to Blackburn, Leicester City lifted the league title and Vardy was embraced in an emotional tribute by the King Power Stadium faithful.

‘190 Thanks will never be enough. Jamie Vardy, Leicester’s best’, it was painted on the two banners in the East Stand and Kop Stand alongside a sea of ​​foil that read: ‘Vardy 9’. A full picture of Vardy celebrating his goal against Southampton in May 2022 made the tribute from the Kop Stand into Union FS’s ‘biggest Tifo ever’.

READ MORE: Vardy plea, Iheanacho exit, EFL slammed – Highlights from Leicester City’s title celebrations

READ MORE: Leicester City have already lined up Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall next

The entire tribute was a sight to behold. The group worked tirelessly to create the vision behind the tribute before more than 1,000 hours of work together to give one of the club’s greatest players the perfect recognition.

In March, the group confirmed they would show their appreciation to Vardy with an appeal to supporters to raise funds for the material. It’s important to remember that when we talk about Union FS, they handcraft every Tifo and banner displayed over the years.

The target was set at £3,000. Not much later the goal was achieved. Amazingly, a generous supporter donated £1,000, meaning Union FS was able to make the show better than ever. Ahead of the 2-1 win over West Brom in April, the Blackburn game was confirmed as the date for the tribute, meaning the hard work began then.

Related Articles

Back to top button