I have previously suggested that Leicester City has become accustomed to making no sense, and the 2-0 (3-2 on aggregate) defeat of Sevilla solidifies this notion. From promotion to the great escape, relegation favorites to Premier League champions, and now domestic strugglers to Champions League quarterfinalists, the Foxes seem to defy expectations at every opportunity.
For supporters and neutrals alike, this inconsistency and defiance of logic has been mostly exhilarating. Leicester captured the world’s (and Gigi Buffon’s) attention once again yesterday, provoking expressions of shock and disbelief across social media, the best of which we’ll take a look at here:
We’ll start with one of our own. The Fosse Posse community wasn’t overly confident heading into this game, and with reason. But in retrospect, the fans should have swaggered into that poll and smashed the “Great!” button.
This is another jarring reminder of just how unbelievable Leicester City’s journey has been. Although, the Foxes also won that one thanks in part to a Riyad Mahrez cross that Wes Morgan finished.
Sure, arrogant fan, seek attention by risking money. That never backfires.
If Leicester City knock Sevilla out of the Champions League I will give everyone who retweets this tweet £5 via Paypal! #LeiSev— Brad (@EfficientEmre) March 14, 2017
Just knock it in any way you can, Wes. Intentional or not, a goal off the thigh takes some ingenuity.
Captain Morgan, please pay Captain Wes Morgan his money.
This is how we all felt watching that match unfold.
GOAL: Leicester 2-0 Sevilla (Agg 3-2)— SPORF (@Sporf) March 14, 2017
I’ve said it before, the universe is broken and it is Leicester’s fault. There is no other explanation for stats like these.
Marc Albrighton moves level with Ronaldo and Bale for Champions League goals in 2016/17. Strange things happening again in Leicester.— Jonathan Northcroft (@JNorthcroft) March 14, 2017
Hey, Bearded Genius, I’d take that trade. It’s also the only way Leicester’s story could be more unbelievable than it already is.
Look forward to Leicester supporters singing 'Champions of Europe! You'll never sing that!' at Forest fans next season.— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 14, 2017
I don’t know about less emotional. The scene showing Claudio’s dismissal should be a real tear-jerker.
This Leicester sequel Movie is going to be less emotional and a lot darker than the Original, but almost as unbelievable— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) March 14, 2017
Jamie Vardy is a beautiful psychopath.
Whenever you feel down in life, this is guaranteed to make you feel better pic.twitter.com/zU8BFa4Len— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) March 14, 2017
Very much so, Champions League.
So close you can almost smell it.
Leicester qualifying for the quarter finals in one attempt... pic.twitter.com/6kECTVUGeD— Emilio Sansolini (@EmilioSansolini) March 14, 2017
Hey, I recognize that guy! Seriously though, seeing N’Golo Kanté back at the King Power cheering on his former teammates was heartwarming. And the smile on his face was Shinji-esque. A special talent, indeed.
Kante was at the Leicester game today and I LOVE thatpic.twitter.com/14srSaBBDz— Tom Mellor (@MellorFootball) March 14, 2017
He even stuck around to meet his successor, Tall Kanté.
Could not have said it any better. A beautiful sentiment that captures the feeling of Foxes fans over the stretch of this shocking run.
What an incredible group of teams to join. Leicester City Football Club, Champions of England, and now, Champions League quarterfinalists. Remarkable.
A wise old Italian man once implored Leicester to “keep dreaming.” The dream is alive and well.