Leicester fires its Premier League winning manager, Leicester turns its season around. Of course.
Beating Hull City 3-1 shouldn’t be a surprising result, but given full context that is exactly what it is. And as a team that has become accustomed to making absolutely no sense, this is just another fitting development in the timeline.
In addition to the win, it appears these two positive weeks have been enough to earn Craig Shakespeare the job for the rest of the season. He is a fairly beloved character, so the reaction to that move should be positive.
With that in mind, let’s check in on how the world of social media responded to Leicester’s week:
Despite some good form from the Foxes, Hull opened the scoring with a very Leicester-esque counterattack goal. But it didn’t take too long for the Foxes to respond and ease the nerves of one pun-happy Gary Lineker.
Thank Fuchs for that. Leicester equalise.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 4, 2017
Vintage Riyad Mahrez. Seeing him twist and turn 500 times before striking his first open-play goal of the Premier League season was pure art.
It hasn’t been that long, has it?
Riyad Mahrez finally scores for Leicester and reveals a t-shirt that says 'RIP Harambe'. Great scenes.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 4, 2017
I stand corrected. It has been that long.
Riyad Mahrez has scored a Premier League goal from open play for the the first time in 2240 minutes pic.twitter.com/XJprHZeVmV— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) March 6, 2017
It was this legend’s birthday this week, too. If this video is any indication, the cannon on Danny Drinkwater’s leg is criminally under-utilized. Happy belated, Drinky!
It’s good to see the players have a sense of humor about the whole situation. And even better to see some team bonding - including the owners - at Drinky’s birthday celebration.
Hypocrisy! And that’s not to mention the fact that Shakey was around before Claudio. Remember everybody, foxes not snakes.
Pundits/Media: Not enough English managers are given a chance!— NH (@NDR6_) March 5, 2017
Craig Shakespeare (English) wants Leicester job
Pundits/Media: SNAKE pic.twitter.com/ipLXXy86Gi
Shut up, Chris Sutton.
Still thinking about the time Chris Sutton called Craig Shakespeare, 'Craig Snakespeare'. pic.twitter.com/1jt4typcbJ— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) March 7, 2017
Craig Shakespeare is the best Shakespeare of all time. That is all.
BBC Radio Leicester understands Caretaker Manager Craig Shakespeare will be offered the Leicester City job until the end of the season. pic.twitter.com/zqE1go6pXm— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) March 7, 2017
Well you had to go and kill all the fun didn’t you, Internet.
Craig Shakespeare until the end of the season would be a wise move by #LCFC... But the Shakespeare puns are already becoming unbearable.— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) March 7, 2017
“I bid thee farewell, tileth the next time.“ - Craig Shakespeare, probably.