Leicester City have displayed a certain talent for performing the unthinkable in recent months. The determined Foxes somehow stunned the rest of world football after lifting the Premier League title last term, offering fans of the English top-flight a truly special season to behold for many years to come.
Yet after parting ways with the very man who lead them all the way to domestic glory come the final culmination of the now historical 2015/16 campaign, it seems those working behind the scenes at Leicester City have once again brought that all-important inconceivability factor back to the King Power Stadium.
Many still can’t believe how badly Leicester City have treated their former leader…
— Ian Rush MBE (@Ian_Rush9) 25 February 2017
…which is somewhat understandable within the grand scheme of things…
Leicester City sacking Ranieri is like a doctor losing his job for failing to cure Cancer, despite having cured AIDS
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) 24 February 2017
Although some opinions on the matter remain rather more unorthodox than others…
Anybody crying over useless Italian Ranieri needs a wallop. He was a loudmouth who ruined the good work of Nigel Pearson. Good sacking.
— bob (@oldbob1944) 25 February 2017
…Claudio Ranieri will be sorely missed among the English top-flight after everything he achieved at Leicester City…
Ranieri message to #lcfc fans: "You took me into your hearts and loved me. I love you too. No one can take away what we together achieved."
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) 24 February 2017
Some blame the owners for failing to honour the former Foxes manager accordingly…
LCFC should have been planning a statue of Claudio Ranieri, not sacking him. He deserved faith + loyalty of owners. Miracle man. Shameful.
— colin murray (@ColinMurray) 23 February 2017
…some blame players for failing to give their all out on the pitch for Ranieri…
The saddest part is Ranieri defended the players weekly after horrendous performances, stayed loyal to them & they never repaid his faith.
— Tom. (@tommmjennings) 23 February 2017
…whilst others simply point the finger of blame elsewhere…
The biggest poison in this Ranieri situation isn't the players, isn't the owners, isn't the fans. It's the media.
— Bert – Champions (@BertLcfc) 25 February 2017
In the end though, Claudio Ranieri’s story at Leicester City will live on in infamy…
Claudio Ranieri. A champion forever. A champion of hearts. A champion of football.
— Footbilly (@footbilly) 25 February 2017
…regardless of whether or not his former team will still be operating among the English top-flight come this time next season…
The sacking of Ranieri is like having a beloved pet put down. You dont want to, but know its best for all in the long run. #lcfc
— Paul Sherwood (@paulifd) 24 February 2017