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Devoted Sky Blues fan refuses to let Leicester City's Premier League exploits ruin school non-unform day

Steve Carpenter 13th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A YOUNG Sky Blues fan is not letting Leicester City’s recent success get the better of him after his junior school invited pupils to wear blue following their Premier League success, but he opted to wear the lighter shade of the colour!

Leicestershire-based St Peters Catholic Primary School let pupils attend class wearing blue colours in celebration of Leicester City winning the Premier League for the first time in the club’s history.

Claudio Ranieri’s team defied all odds and beat off stiff competition from the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur to secure their place in the history books in what many pundits are describing as one of the greatest ever sporting successes.

But eight-year-old Archie Lynch, who had a season ticket last season, refused to let his Leicester friends have all the fun and decided to turn up to school wearing his full Sky Blues kit.

“He has had stick all year and especially as others have jumped on the Leicester bandwagon,” said father Martin Lynch.

“It came out in the school newsletter that they were having a ‘Wear blue for Leicester non-uniform day’ for winning the Premier League and he said straight away that he is wearing his Coventry kit as it is Blue and he is not wearing anything for Leicester.

“It has been hard living in Hinckley this year. When he walked in this morning there were a few giving him stick straight away.”

Archie went to his first match at the Ricoh Arena last season and he was mascot for the day when Tony Mowbray’s side hosted Doncaster back in November last year.

Coventry Football Club tweeted: “From everyone at #CCFC, THANK YOU for your fantastic support Archie! Sky Blue is much better than Royal Blue! #PUSB.”

Young Archie pictured with Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray. (s)


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