Hours before Tyson Fury shocked the boxing world in becoming the new heavyweight champion of the world, a Leicester City striker was completing his own version of a rags to riches story.
Jamie Vardy worked his way up from non league football to become the Premier League’s leading scorer with the Foxes, and broke the league’s consecutive scoring record when slotting past Manchester United to net in the 11th straight game.
Predictably, it was quite the topic of conversation on Twitter. Here’s the best of that reaction:
From one iconic Leicester goal scorer to another
Vardy! He scores when he wants.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 28, 2015
Some thought the feat entitled Vardy to a bigger move
Real Madrid already submitting a £50 million bid for Vardy. Chronicles of Bale — SoccerpaediaⓂ️ (@soccerpaedia) November 28, 2015
Others saw a different future
Roy Hodgson with a big smile on his face as Vardy scored. He’ll get 10 mins at left wing-back no doubt during the Euros
— Tom Rostance (@TJRostance) November 28, 2015
Lionel Vardy — Oliver Sellors (@LG_Acid) November 28, 2015
How times have changed
On this corresponding weekend four years ago, Vardy scored in a 1-1 draw at Gateshead for Fleetwood. In the conference. Now he’s worth £30m.
— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) November 28, 2015
And finally, some comparisons to the England captain, who was subbed after another poor performance
Jamie Vardy – 12 goals in his last 10 Premier League games. Wayne Rooney – 14 goals in his last 44 Premier League games. — Arsenal News (@__arsenalnews_) November 28, 2015
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