Jamie Vardy celebrates in front of Southampton fans after taunts were made by the travelling support about his partner Rebekah.
The ex-England international was reported to have sprinted the length of the pitch to celebrate making it 2-0 to Leicester, but did it in front of Saints support who’d make a dig at his wife, who was in the stands for the Premier League fixture.
Playmaker Maddison broke the deadlock in the 49th minute opener and supplied one of sub Ayoze Perez’s two goals with the Leicester player of the season scoring 18 and also provided 12 assists in all competitions.
— Amir your there (@amiryourthere) May 22, 2022
Team-mate Vardy was in also in top form, and took to troll the away end following chants of “Jamie Vardy, your wife is a grass” against Rebekah over her Wagatha Christie court case with Coleen Rooney.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl had an angry exchange with referee Jon Moss at the end after his team finished 15th with 40 points – in the same position as last year but three points worse off.
Southampton were handed a lifeline five minutes after Vardy scored when James Ward-Prowse converted a penalty, but the one-goal deficit lasted merely a minute.
Maddison curled in a delightful pass from the left flank with his right foot, which bounced in front of substitute Ayoze Perez, he connected with a scissor kick, 3-1 Leicester.
Perez sealed the win and a fine cameo appearance with his second goal after fellow substitute Ricardo Pereira found the Spaniard in exactly the same position where he finished his first goal – finishing with equal style and precision to sign the season off in style.
Leicester: Schmeichel (7), Fofana (6), Evans (6), Castagne (7), Justin , Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall, Tielemans, Maddison. (7), Barnes (6), Vardy (7)
Subs: Perez (7), Amartey (N/A), Pereira (7), Lookman (6)
Southampton: McCarthy (6), Walker-Peters, (6) Lyanco (5), Stephens (6), Romeu (6), Ward-Prowse (6), S. Armstrong (6), Redmond (6), A. Armstrong (6), Salisu (6), Elyounoussi (7)
Subs: Long (N/A), Adams (6), Djenepo (6), Smallbone. (N/A)
Man of the match: James Maddison
— Anthony Errington (@mrmingo) May 22, 2022
Meanwhile, Coleen Rooney has told friends that she is confident she will be ‘vindicated’ in her high profile legal battle with Rebekah Vardy and that ‘justice will prevail’.
The pair took to High Court after Rebekah claimed Coleen had libeled her when claiming she was leaking personal stories about her to the media, an accusation made in a social media post by Coleen Rooney in October 2019.
Coleen, husband to Wayne, claims the social media post was a ‘last resort’ after coming to the conclusion someone was leaking information about her to the Sun, but has defended it as being true.
Rebekah reckon that the post, which was published while she was pregnant, cost her a book deal and an endorsement for placenta capsules, while also led to people abusing her on social media.
The trial ended to an end last Thursday – a day later than expected – with a written judgement from Mrs Justice Steyn, who has presided over the proceedings, expected at a later date.
Despite the expense of the legal battle – it is thought to have cost both Mrs Rooney and Mrs Vardy millions.
— Football24/7 (@foet247europa) May 22, 2022
Coleen says she’s very confident she will win, even if she missed the last day of the case to go on holiday to Dubai with her husband Wayne and their children.
In her absence her barrister, David Sherborne, blasted Rebekah Vardy called her a ‘highly unreliable witness’ and accused her of lying to the court in her testimony.
It is being reported that the mother-of-four told friends that while the trial has been a painful experience, she was happy to the public now know ‘the truth’ and believes she will be celebrating victory.
A close friend of Coleen told the Sunday Mirror: ‘After the trial, Coleen had a cup of tea and packed her bags for holiday, confident she had won.
‘She isn’t counting her chickens as she knows the ultimate decision lies with the judge – but she’s adamant she has told the truth throughout and that justice will prevail.’
Southampton fans singing: “Jamie Vardy, your wife is a grass.”
Vardy scores for Leicester, runs to the away fans, points at the name on his shirt.
— Mr Geoff Peters (@mrgeoffpeters) May 22, 2022
Fans reacted as Jamie Vardy celebrates in front of Southampton fans after taunts about Rebekah…
@ninety_six96: When will they learn? 🙄
@emmaslufc: They are not wrong though 😂
@michele4foxes: Great moment, loved it! 🐐💙🦊
@viewsaremyown23: When he scored everyone in my row and in front just waved him on to go to the away end
@THENUNEATONFOX: Away fans never learn. Vardy loves to keep you quiet 🤣
@mIcky_LCFC: It was always going to happen. I love it when away fans poke the bear, the outcome is always the same! #chatshitgetbanged
@MattGandy9: He invented Shithousery
@elliott20169: I’m sure opposition fans want Vardy to score against them. They must know pretty much every time he’s slagged off he scores. 😭
@lucyhighnett: Don’t get me wrong, we suck at football but they’re spot on 😂
@melnick_joss: Why do fans chat shit to Vardy. It never works
@LCFCshitposting: That’s my striker.
@Harvey_Hancott: Fans literally never learn 🤣🤣🤣
@rossjporter: Never change JV. I hope all oppo fans sing this next season. Works every time. 🐐
@Ben_Batess: They never learn these football fans 😂
@Deanobt: When will they ever learn 🤣
@benfullerrr: They’re not wrong tbf
@kamlcfc: She is tbf
@timhaq: Anybody calling out vardy is going to suffer as he usually scores then ☺️💙🦊
@CNinety2: This behaviour from all opposition fans next season please
@nhoblcfc: we can’t ever let him retire, ever.
I remember him quieting the Spurs fans
Chant what you like
Just don’t chant about his family
@Omodon: When will opposing fans ever learn, you won’t wind the GOAT as he will always score against you, fantastic again today.. @vardy7
@smig02: Never change Vards 😂😂
@JuJo_PD: Please away fans, keep calling Rebekah Vardy a grass. It will help vardy overtake Michael owen lmao
@kdylmbrt: They really never learn do they 🐐