Jamie Vardy last night revealed he received death threats after being blamed for Claudio Ranieri’s sacking.
Vardy also told how his wife Rebekah was “blasted” after being nearly forced off the road by angry fans while driving with their children in the car.
The Leicester and England striker was accused of leading a players’ revolt to oust Ranieri and took frightening levels of abuse on social media which he reported to the authorities.
“The story is out there and people pick it up and jump on it and you’re getting death threats about your family, kids, everything.
“To be honest I get them (death threats) every week. On social media, you name it; walking down the street. Football fans don’t seem to like me.
“I just get on with it but when people are trying to cut your missus up while she’s driving along, with the kids in the back of the car. It’s not the best. It’s happened plenty of times.
“It is terrifying. All that can happen is they get banned on twitter. People get cut up but if there’s no cameras you’re screwed.”
Vardy stressed it was supporters of other clubs rather than Leicester fans who have targeted him but insisted he was innocent of any accusations of a dressing room revolt But he was also criticised for not posting any messages on social media for 48 hours to support Ranieri after he was sacked.