SportsWorld: Living in Leicester on the day of a crowning

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Leicester City’s title run was marvelous and, while technically not over yet, the coup de grace was last week’s rollicking win and trophy-raising day at King Power Stadium.

Our own Joe Prince-Wright was there, and penned a long-form piece on his, and Leicester’s, experiences.

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We implore you to read the whole thing, but here’s one story that really works for us.

From NBC’s SportsWorld:

Outside The Globe pub, which has been around since 1720, one man stood on his own, in the local club’s shirt, holding a pint as he leaned against a lamppost. Groups of fans were laughing and joking and this one guy was just stood there taking it all in.

His name was John Reading, and the 64-year-old man was overcome with emotion when asked about his feelings.

“It is just a dream. I’ve not stopped pinching himself, because nobody expected this. I’ve seen them lose four FA Cup finals, knocked out of the playoffs. And this is, it’s not… it’s not real. It is not real,” Reading said, shaking his head as his voice quivered. “I know how this story is going all over the world which is amazing. I’m getting choked up thinking about it.”

The great stories in this run continue to mount up, and JPW was at the epicenter.