Leicester City owners treat players to fleet of BMW i8s

Leicester City owners treat players to fleet of BMW i8s

Leicester City owners treat players to fleet of BMW i8s

How do you treat a football team that has defeated all odds to claim the Premier League title? There was talk of Leicester City’s Thai owners buying players an electric Mercedes-Benz B-Class each – but instead, a fleet of 19 brand new BMW i8s has been delivered to the team’s King Power Stadium.

Posting the pictures on Facebook, Leicester City fan page first4LCFC said: “These are the gifts promised to the players following last season’s triumphs. Unbelievable scenes!”

With a list price of £104,540, this line-up of BMW i8s will have cost Leicester bosses nearly £2,000,000 if they were bought outright.

Fans were quick to respond, with Lynne Orridge commenting: “Well deserved I say, they made a lot of people happy with their win – and not just Leicester fans.”

But not everyone thinks treating footballers to a fleet of expensive supercars was the best way of spending the cash.

Cheryl Taylor commented: “[It] is nice the the club spent money on the players. They put the cost of the away coach up from £10 to £18 and the parking at home games up £10.”

The club’s Thai chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, is said to be worth around £1.15 billion.

The BMW i8 combines an electric motor with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. It can hit 62mph in 4.4 seconds and top speed is limited to 155mph.

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