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Leicester 'block birthday announcements' after joke requests calling for Brendan Rodgers to be sacked

Rory O'Callaghan

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Leicester 'block birthday announcements' after joke requests calling for Brendan Rodgers to be sacked

Leicester have blocked a fan from submitting an announcement request calling for manager Brendan Rodgers to be sacked.

Rodgers finds himself under extreme pressure at Leicester this season after a difficult start to the campaign.

The Foxes are currently bottom of the Premier League, having picked up just four points from their first nine matches.

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Leicester fans had hoped that a 4-0 win over relegation rivals Nottingham Forest at the start of the month would be the start of an upturn in fortunes.

But on Saturday their side suffered a damaging 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth.

Some supporters appear to have lost patience with Rodgers, with one fan called Stuart submitting a joke scoreboard request for Saturday's home match against Crystal Palace.

The fan paid £20 for the scoreboard to display a message to 'Brenda Nout', presumably a fake name.

Unfortunately for the supporter, Leicester were unable to be fooled and denied his request.

The fan took to Twitter to post a screenshot of an email he had supposedly received from the club, which read: "Hi Stuart. I can see that you have paid for a scoreboard announcement for the Crystal Palace match.

"We will not be able to display your message. I have refunded the £20 back to your account. Kind regards."

Another Leicester fan, called George, claimed the club had now blocked all requests for scoreboard announcements this weekend.

"No way Leicester have blocked and stopped all birthday announcements at the Palace game on Saturday," tweeted the supporter.

"Just because a loyal fan wanted to wish their son Zak Rodgers and their mum Brenda Nout a happy birthday, shocking stuff from the club."

Rodgers has been at Leicester since 2019, replacing former manager Claude Puel midway through the 2018-19 campaign.

After a ninth-place finish that season, Rodgers guided the Foxes to two consecutive fifth-place finishes in the Premier League.

Rodgers is under huge pressure at Leicester (Image: Alamy)
Rodgers is under huge pressure at Leicester (Image: Alamy)

But he has found it much tougher this season, with the win over Nottingham Forest their only win in the league.

When asked if he felt under pressure after losing to Bournemouth, Rodgers said: "It's not about pressure.

"I know if you're in the bottom three, there will always be pressure - I understand that.

"For me though, it's about focusing on the process of getting the results.

"Ultimately we lost this game but we've got two home games and we really need to focus on them."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Leicester City, Brendan Rodgers, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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