Leicester's Jamie Vardy claims he's received death threats over his alleged role in the sacking of Claudio Ranieri as manager.
The striker's denied he had any part in the club's decision to axe the popular Italian who led them to an historic Premier League title.
He brandished the reports he was involved in a player meeting with owners as "false", a "shambles" and "hurtful".
“The stories were quite hurtful. A lot of false accusations were being thrown out there and there is nothing us, as players, could do about it.
“Apparently the meeting that got him sacked, I read one story that said it was straight after the Sevilla game. It said I was personally involved in a meeting when I was actually sat in anti-doping for three hours. Absolute shambles.
Vardy also opened up about threats to him and his partner in the wake of Ranieri’s dismissal:
“The story is out there, then people pick it up and jump on it and you are getting death threats about your family, kids, everything.
“The threats were on social media, walking down the street, you name it.
“I try to get on with it but when people are trying to cut your missus up while she is driving along with the kids in the back of the car it is not the best.
“It has happened plenty of times. It is terrifying.”