Leicester City’s footballing miracle is showing no signs of letting up – and some fans are already convinced that they’ll clinch this season’s title.
Earlier today, the Foxes recorded a one-nil win over Southampton – their fifth single-strike victory in their last six league games – courtesy of a goal from Wes Morgan to push seven points clear of second-place Tottenham Hotspur at the Premier League’s summit.
The King Power stadium outfit are now just a handful of games away from lifting the English crown amid the most unexpected title bid the Premier League has ever witnessed and one cheeky chappy is shrewdly cashing in on the club’s miraculous rises
Indeed, an unnamed entrepreneur travelled to the Midlands for today’s game to flog a unique line of scarves already declaring the Foxes as Premier League champions.
They're already selling "Leicester City Premier League Champions" scarves outside the stadium. pic.twitter.com/CBA5MpoKRG
— DailyBookieDeals (@DailyBookieDeal) April 3, 2016
The phrase ‘don’t count your eggs before they hatch’ certainly comes to mind and many have drawn comparisons with Liverpool’s capitulation in 2014. Reds supporters began celebrating in April after an apparent title-grabbing win against Manchester City, only for the Merseysiders to eventually fall short and finish in second place.
Nonetheless, after today’s triumph against Southampton, you can understand why fans are already convinced Leicester will win the league. Here are some of the best responses on social media:
Hope Leicester bottle it considering they've all bought those 'premier league champions' scarves
— kyle (@Kyle_Shack) April 3, 2016
— Philip Byrne (@PhillySteak92) April 3, 2016
Leicester "premier league champions 2016" scarves on sale. Haven't they learned from Liverpool's shirts, scarves & bus debacle?
— Mike (@Manc__Mike) April 3, 2016
Any Leicester fan who buys those Champions scarves should be shot. Stay grounded… There's 7 games left! Appalling.
— andy wood (@andywood_7) April 3, 2016
What am i hearing about Leicester already making Champions 2015/2016 scarves? Stop it! That's so Liverpool..
— supreme (@habeelz) April 3, 2016
Just to clarify. The 1 bloke selling champions scarves does not represent all leicester fans. Its not won till its won
— Big Eared Bandit (@vicfarm7) April 3, 2016
Leicester's proverbial banana skin
1. Gold trim on your kit
2. Scarves declaring you're already the league champions#whoopsadaisy
— Chubby Bernard (@Chubbybernard) April 3, 2016
Fair play to #Leicester getting closer and closer to the Prem title. Whoever is selling the 'Champions' scarves needs to catch a grip though
— Cormac Hughes (@cph90) April 3, 2016
Leicester fans with "Champions" scarves. Not for me, Clive.
— Matt (@riggsybfc) April 3, 2016
Some of the Leicester players reacting like they've just won the World Cup. Fans holding up "champions" scarves. Bit premature?
— KillerQueen (@MissInformed11) April 3, 2016