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Leicester’s Parade of Pride

Leicester City Football Club and fans are set to hit the streets of our city on May 16 to celebrate the foxes winning the Premier League title.

Hundreds upon thousands of people are expected to be bursting with blue pride on Monday to mark the occasion through the streets of Leicester’s city centre.

The open top bus parade will mimic a similar procession led by the players back in 2014 when they gained promotion – what a jump on two years!

Photo Credit: Pukaar News
Photo Credit: Pukaar News

Shops have already began decorating their windows with ‘Leicester City Champions 2016’ stickers, bunting, shirts, signs, the works and on Monday we will be sure to see statues donning the crested scarf and bunting hung all over the city walks.

Within the crowds we will be sure to spot a look-alike or two, the recent news trending personel, Lee Chapman, has hit the front pages of the press this week after being pulled upon the player bus to get a quick picture with the players! – will he be on the open top bus we wonder?

Photo Credit: Pukaar News
Photo Credit: Pukaar News

City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby is very much looking forward to the celebrations but didn’t want to give too much away.

“The King Power stadium has been full to capacity all season,” said Sir Peter.

“So that’s just over 30,000 people. Now think of all the other fans who’ll want to be part of this.

“It’s going to be a fantastic celebration and will mark a truly unbelievable season.

“We want to make it a party to remember.”


The celebrations come soon after the men receive the trophy after their home clash against Everton on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Pukaar News
Photo Credit: Pukaar News

Wes Morgan, captain of Leicester City FC will carry the Premier League trophy onto the pitch.

As well as the excitement of the trophy and parade there is said through Chinese whispers that there are to be large celebrations at the end of the season – these are just speculations however, don’t take our word for it!

It’s been an unbelievable season for The Foxes and it has once again put Leicester on the map. King Richard III, now LCFC, what next?

Be sure to grab your scarf, shirt, banner, blue face paint and flags for Monday’s emotional parade of pride.

By Imogen Harry