Claudio Ranieri was fired by Leicester City on Thursday, just a point above the relegation zone a season removed from one of the most improbable title runs in sports history.
While there’s been noise of the possibility for weeks, the decision still uncorked plenty of emotions from people in England and around the world. Just as the title did less than a year ago, people had strong feelings about Leicester’s choice to remove its best-ever manager.
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Some suggested that winning the Premier League is now a tainted award, with the last two managers to win (Mourinho, Ranieri) both fired during the following season. Others expressed rage towards Leicester City for treating a legend of the game so harshly so soon after his incredible accomplishment.
Some still suggested that the decision was correct, and still does not take away from what last season brought the Premier League history books.
See the most notable takes on what remains a controversial move by the Foxes:
And one last big of social media reaction, a classy response from fellow manager Jose Mourinho, who left a message of support for the Italian: