Welcome to my new weekly column for Foxes of Leicester. Here around post-dinner time every Sunday will be a long form topic that I sort of rant and rave about. something for you to tuck into with your tea or cocoa and read my fiery Italian opinion on. A fine addition to any nightcap routine! This week in the inaugural piece we review my perspective of the decision surrounding Everton F.C.’s points deduction following charges levied for breaching Financial Fair Play.
The date was the 28th of May, 2023. I think every single Leicester City fan knows where they were on that day, when the final whistle blew in the Everton v A.F.C Bournemouth game. It was certainly an odd occasion inside the King Power Stadium as the game between the Foxes and West Ham United ended with a two to one victory for the home side and Leicester players remained out on the field, nervously awaiting the results of the aforementioned Everton/Bournemouth clash.
In my admittedly short time span of being a Leicester fan I haven’t seen anything like that so far. The players all just huddled up and walking around talking to each other after a game, with the entire crowd still sat all paying attention to another game happening, not knowing how to react yet. An emotional purgatory in a sense; they are all happy they won the game today but most knew that their own and the clubs’ fate depended on other people they had no control over.
As fate would have it, Everton would indeed be victorious in their final offering of the season and doom Leicester City Football Club to a shock relegation that no one seemed to believe would actually happen until it did. To say that fans were dejected would be a gross understatement. Personally, I was down in the dumps for days.