It’s happened. Leicester City, one of last season’s worst-performing Premier League teams, have clinched the title with two games to spare. A Cinderella story for many, the boys in blue’s meteoric rise to the top of the table has by no means gone unnoticed in the world of music, TV and film.
Heck, even Adele came down from her ivory tower to give the lads a pat on the back. Although she wasn’t too happy her beloved Spurs wouldn’t be lifting the trophy this time around.
Proud of you Spurs! But Leicester… What an inspiration, the best fucking story ever! Congratulations!!!! X
— Adele (@Adele) May 2, 2016
She wasn’t the only member of the music sphere to freak out about the result. Swim Deep’s Cavan McCarthy, grime rapper Stormzy, Ghostpoet and The Kooks were just some of the stars taking to Twitter to air their astonishment.
— HEAVY IS THE HEAD (@stormzy) May 2, 2016
Leicester City have just won the Premier League. Wow. Congrats ???
— Ghostpoet (@ghostpoet) May 2, 2016
Great game of footie last night! Party on #Leicester!
— The Kooks (@thekooksmusic) May 3, 2016
@LCFC Well done .
— Born In January (@WileyUpdates) May 3, 2016
Pop’s big hitters weren’t shy about who they were backing. Both teeny-bopper Niall Horan and Robbie Williams tweeted their support for the East Midlands team.
Go on Leicester x
— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) May 2, 2016
Congratulations Leicester city. What a story .fantastic players, fantastic manager . Enjoy . ?? Jamie vardys having a party . @LCFC
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 2, 2016
And, of course, self-confessed super-fans Serge and Tom of Kasabian were over the (blue) moon about the whole thing.
— KasabianHQ (@KasabianHQ) May 3, 2016
TV heavyweights weren’t slow to show their appreciation either. James Corden said he had “renewed faith in football”, and it was a ‘family affair’ for the Whitehalls. It’s safe to say ‘‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Flaked’ actor Will Arnett might have gotten a little over-excited…
Massive congratulations to @LCFC This story has renewed faith in football,in what can be achieved for the so called 'small clubs'.
— James Corden (@JKCorden) May 2, 2016
This makes me both happy and appalled. Congrats Leicester City!!! https://t.co/KpN8ore6gR
— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) May 2, 2016
— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) May 3, 2016
If you thought the actual match was the biggest clash of the day then think again. Politics’ big guns battled it out to see who could milk the most support from football fans – both Jezza Corbyn and David Cameron gave their heartfelt and completely genuine “congratulations” to the Leicester players.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 2, 2016
Many congratulations to Leicester. An extraordinary, thoroughly deserved, Premier League title.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) May 2, 2016
Two of the fake tan industry’s biggest customers posted tributes too. Yup, it’s former footballers David Beckham and Gary Lineker.
Wow who would have known that a few years on from his dad winning premiership after premiership that Kasper would lift the same trophy … What an amazing moment for a team that many people have said what a surprise but out of any team this season Leicester deserve this moment .. Congratulations to Claudio and team @manchesterunited
Leicester City have won the Premier League. The biggest sporting shock of my lifetime, and it's only my team.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 2, 2016
Obviously the question on everyone’s lips now is did Tom Hanks cash out early or not?
— BetEasy (@BetEasy) May 3, 2016