Young Leicester City fan who made 1-0 hand gesture says 'I'm famous!'
Proud father of young Leicester City fan who wound up Stoke supporters with cheeky 1-0 hand gesture says his son is boasting to friends ‘I’m famous!’ and is the ‘talk of the town’
- Kai was caught making a 1-0 sign with his hands after Leicester City scored
The young Leicester City fan who hilariously wound up two Stoke City supporters at a football match with a simple hand gesture is overjoyed at the reaction to the banter and boasted: ‘I’m famous!’
Seven-year-old Kai Sawbridge was seen across the stands holding up his hands to signal a 1-0 score, sparking anger from two older rival fans in a video that went viral.
In the footage, uploaded to social media, the two men can be seen pointing and shouting abuse at Kai at King Power Stadium in Leicester.
Now his father Craig said: ‘Kai is the talk of the town and he is really enjoying it. When he came home from school he boasted that he was famous and everyone is talking about him.
‘His sister Neve works at a working men’s club, and she said that people had been asking her all day if that was her brother on the video.’
The 7-year-old’s father Craig said: ‘Kai is the talk of the town and he is really enjoying it. When he came home from school he boasted that he was famous and everyone is talking about him’
Kai Sawbridge was seen across the stands holding up his hands to signal a 1-0 score, sparking anger from two older rival fans in a video that went viral
Mr Sawbridge, 42, a construction worker, said he and his son had gone to the match on Saturday with his lad wearing his Leicester shirt with his name and age on the back.
Kai had posed for a picture with a smiling police officer on horseback en-route to the stadium with his father and uncle and enjoyed a pre-match meal at the Local Hero pub.
He said Kai had asked him while walking to the ground why there were so many police horses.
He said: ‘He is only seven years old so I had to explain to him that Stoke (fans) might be a bit naughty and that they needed looking after and stuff like that.’
The family took their seats in section L1, adjacent to the away supporters’ seats and banter began from kick-off with Kai ‘fixated’ on rival supporters who were making most of the noise.
He said the banter between both sets of fans turned to anger from Stoke City supporters after Kelechi Iheanacho, the Nigerian international, put Leicester ahead in the 24th minute.
Mr Sawbridge said: ‘Kai was taking all that in and when we scored my brother picked him up and we were cheering and shouting.
‘Coming into the second half the Stoke fans, especially the two guys in the video, and others were giving us a load of grief like any away fans do. It was all good banter to begin with.
Kai’s cheeky gesture riled up some rival fans, who were filmed shouting abuse
Mr Sawbridge, 42, a construction worker, said he and his son had gone to the match on Saturday with his lad wearing his Leicester shirt
Kai had posed for a picture with a smiling police officer on horseback en-route to the stadium with his father and uncle
Kai’s shirt had his name and age on the back, along with matching Leicester City shorts
Kai shrugged off the incident on Sunday morning by scoring for his team Glenfield United Hawks, which is managed by his father
‘All I did was say to my boy that he should remind them of the score. As he put his fingers up, but not in a rude way, we were winning 1-0, they got up in a bit of a rage. But there were other Leicester fans giving them some banter and abuse back near us.
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‘I was not too concerned because I used to be a security guard for 10 years at the stadium and I know where the security cameras are and where the police are.’
‘The two guys in the video were angry. But they were not directing it only at Kai, but other supporters around us. It was aimed at a couple of Leicester fans as well who had been giving it back and were just out of shot.
He said when substitute Jamie Vardy came on the pitch in the second half the Stoke fans sang ‘Your wife is a grass’ in reference to Rebekah Vardy’s court ‘Wagatha Christie’ court battles with Coleen Rooney.
‘When he scored and it went a bit more mental. Vardy went over to them. They were really angry.
‘I didn’t think anything of it and didn’t realise it had been filmed. But when I got home my phone just went mad as the video of Kai had gone online.
‘There were four letter words from the Stoke fans and I did try and shield my son from it. But he is seven years old, he comes to the games with me as much as he can, so he does see a little bit like any kid would.
‘They were quite horrible as in like voicing their opinions and stuff. It was general football abuse towards our section.’
Kai shrugged off the incident on Sunday morning by scoring for his team Glenfield United Hawks, which is managed by his father.
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