Jamie Vardy has revealed he has been receiving death threats “every week”, with the striker’s family involved in a road incident in the wake of the axing of former boss Claudio Ranieri.
The Express is reporting a displeased fan attempted to force Vardy’s wife and two young children into an accident by driving and breaking erratically.
Vardy’s wife Rebekah allegedly drove around the car as the driver screamed “f**king Vardy”, leaving her distressed.
The incident is believed to have taken place when Leicester City were in Seville for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.
There, unproven reports emerged that Vardy was part of a meeting of Foxes players lobbying for Ranieri’s dismissal.
The striker, who was instrumental in Leicester’s unlikely Premier League glory last season, admitted what he has endured has been “terrifying”.
“I was supposed to be personally involved in a meeting when I was actually sat in anti-doping for three hours,” Vardy said at England’s training base.
“But of course the story is out there and people pick it up and jump on it and suddenly you’re getting death threats about your family, kids, everything.
“I try just to get on with it, but when people are trying to cut your missus up while she’s driving along, with the kids in the back of the car, it is terrifying. I get death threats every week.
“Football fans don’t seem to like me that much. I get abuse at every stadium I turn up at. You are always going to get stick from fans. It is part and parcel of football.
“I’m one that carries on and winds them up a bit. Do I enjoy it? Yeah, it’s just me.
“I couldn’t tell you why I get it, but it’s part of the game. I am not really fussed about it. It’s fine by me.”
The Vardys opted not to involve the police.
Vardy is currently in England camp with the Three Lions to take on Lithuania and Germany.