Jamie Vardy responded to a dig in pidgin English to Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho
– Leicester City scored a late winner in their Premier League fixture against Sheffield United
– Vardy broke the corner flag in the course of his celebration and was booked by the referee
Jamie Vardy’s relationship with his Nigerian teammates at Leicester City has had a positive effect on his pidgin language.
The England striker scored the winner against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane to maintain their top-five status in the Premier League..
However, while the Englishman was celebrating he slid through the corner flag which got broken because it was made of plastic.
Jamie Vardy replies Ndidi in pidgin English about broken corner flag
Jamie Vardy replies Ndidi in pidgin English about broken corner flag. Photo by Jason Cairnduff
After celebrating with his teammates, the 33-year-old was shown a yellow card by the referee for damaging the corner flag but that did not have an effect on the 2-1 scoreline.
Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi were second half substitutes in the game as they took their discussion about the broken corner flag to social media.
Ndidi who made his return to the Premier League after many weeks out due to injury said on Twitter with a photo of their celebration:
“Corner flag wey Vardy break .. lol.”
Iheanacho also joined the discussion as he responded:
“Na corner flag of you people.”
Vardy then responded in pidgin:
“No be me do am.”
Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Ahmed Musa are the Nigerian players in Leicester City.
Vardy told TheCable that his only challenge with the Nigerian trio is their Pidgin English which he says is difficult to understand.
“The Nigerian players keep talking- Pidgin English you call it, right? It’s hard to understand,
“But I am trying to learn it and speak it like they do.
“They are great players. And as the team is trying to improve, that is why they are brought to the club – to help us improve.
“So, it is left to them to work hard and get on the playing field.
Vardy, who was instrumental in Leicester’s emergence as England’s champions two seasons ago, said breaking Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of most consecutive goals in the EPL was an emotional experience.
“That was the best achievement of my career as a footballer,” he said.
“At that moment when I realised that I broke Van Nistelrooy’s record, I didn’t know what to do or how to deal with that but I was happy. I was emotional.”
Vardy further said it was too early to predict the winner of the new Premier League season.
“Who knows? This is football. Any club can win it. Or we can too,” he added