Leicester City stars forced to wrap £105,000 BMWs following owner confusion
When Leicester City’s players achieved the seemingly impossible and clinched the club’s first ever Premier League title, the team’s Thai owners were understandably generous. Each of the first team squad was rewarded with an £105,000 BMW i8. Problem was, they were all exactly the same colour.
With the new season properly underway, replicating last year’s remarkable exploits is not the only challenge facing the title winning players. Working out whose car is which after the day’s training, is also proving a supreme challenge.
In fact, the confusion about which vehicle belongs to who has become so bad that several of the club’s players have had to resort to getting their cars wrapped to make them more distinguishable.
Wes Morgan, Riyad Mahrez and Danny Simpson are four of the player to have requested a change in colour from the Leicester City blue the cars originally came in.
Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp has already taken the drastic step of having his sprayed matte black, meaning he’s usually the first out of the car park at the end of the day.
Fortunately, the answer to their problems may be close at hand. In nearby Nottingham, former Premier League striker Marlon Harewood runs AC13 Premier, a bespoke vehicle provider. It’s believed several of the first team have already been in touch with the ex-West Ham striker to see if he can help with the colour confusion.