These social media recaps are usually reserved for victories or similarly positive stories in Leicester's narrative, but the Champions League quarter-final is too important to ignore. And besides, there were plenty of positives to take from the 1-0 loss to Atlético Madrid, too.
The glorious funhouse that is Twitter had some of the best reactions to this week’s news across Leicester land. Let’s take a look:
The nicest man in sports has spoken. Claudio was as gracious as ever in his refusal to blame his players for his dismissal. He also thanked Leicester fans again, sparking worldwide melancholy.
Christian Fuchs continues to provide us with some genuine introspection. His Players’ Tribune articles - written in English, not his native German - prove that he is a thoughtful man and a gifted writer. Thus, I would like to extend an open warning to Mr. Fuchs: please don’t take my job.
“Then vs. now” tweets will never get old when it comes to this team.
14th April 2012: Millwall 2-1 Leicester— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) April 12, 2017
12th April 2017: Atletico v Leicester
What a journey... pic.twitter.com/aMwcNpav60
We’re the real Bart, though.
When Atletico and Leicester both play 4-4-2 on the counter-attack pic.twitter.com/5TzfZZhtny— Coral (@Coral) April 12, 2017
#WengerOut knows no boundaries.
Wenger out banner at the Leicester game pic.twitter.com/7HekDTPGIf— Amar Sandhu (@amarsandhu_11) April 12, 2017
Men lie. Women lie. Numbers don’t. Even when the numbers are votes by men and women.
Which is a better club at the moment, Leicester City or Arsenal?— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) April 12, 2017
Here we have Leicester being compared favorably to Barcelona. Nothing special, keep it moving.
Leicester teaching Barcelona how to Defend !! Very good result.— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) April 12, 2017
Don’t they know? Nobody is above getting
Leicester fans are actually singing "Champions of England you'll never sing that" to Atletico Madrid a flipping SPANISH LEAGUE TEAM— Danny (@R9Rai) April 12, 2017
Tell ‘em Kasper. Although “tough to take” may be a massive understatement.
Kasper Schmeichel, speaking to BT Sport: "It [the penalty] has ruined out game plan. It is tough to take when it is so clear."— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) April 12, 2017
Caution, this may burn the eyes of Leicester supporters.
Break out the tin-foil hats. Outlandish conspiracy theories are the best kind of fun.
Are Leicester not a big enough team for UEFA or something, looks like the ref has been told to make sure they don't get through #ATMLEI— Andy (@AndyCharlton85) April 12, 2017
It truly is remarkable. Little Leicester continue to defy... wait. We’ve said this before. Several times, actually.
Let's get 1 thing straight. It's taken a dodgy ref decision for 1 of the world's best teams to overcome little old Leicester. Proud. #lcfc— Sunil Parmar (@Sunil_YG30) April 12, 2017
The anticipation is too much to bear. The second leg at the King Power is sure to be something special.
CS: "We're still in this tie. We'll get back to Leicester next week and the place will be rocking. It'll be a fantastic occasion." #AtmLei— Leicester City (@LCFC) April 12, 2017
Calling on Captain Wes Morgan and all Leicester supporters. Please find your nearest enchantress and request that he be healed by game time next week. Thank you, that is all.