The Foxes Trust notes the strength of feeling amongst many fans and echoes the disappointment of Leicester City Football Club about the actions of a number of the Club’s players in failing to conform to Covid regulations, an action that led to them not being available for the weekend’s game.
Over the last year, the Club has handled the pandemic in an exemplary manner, looking after full-time and matchday staff and supporting many community activities. The actions of the players involved, particularly in advance of such a crucial match, appear not only disrespectful to fans, but also to the Club’s owners, the manager and staff.
One of the Foxes Trust’s declared aims is to ensure Leicester City Football Club meets the highest standards of business management, and a recent poll of fans by The Athletic gave Leicester City the highest score of all Premier League clubs for being well run. The Trust believes the Club’s handling of the Covid breach does maintain those high standards and we support the approach they are taking.
We know that the players involved are capable of better things than this. We look forward to this week’s historic FA Cup semi-final when the focus can be back on football, where it should belong.
Press release issued to the local media April 12th