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Now revealed who gave Jamie Vardy his Newcastle shirt and why

7 years ago

On Tuesday we brought you the story of Jamie Vardy waking up to find a Newcastle shirt had been thrown over his wall.

His fiancee Rebekah Nicholson put up a photo of the shirt (see below) using her Twitter account, along with the following message:

“To whoever put this over our wall… Absolute #banter.”

Now it has been revealed who gave Jamie Vardy his Newcastle shirt and why.

It turns out it was a local, 16 year old Newcastle United fan Owen McClymont, who gets his black and white roots from his dad.

The pair of them were actually up at St James Park this season when Jamie Vardy scored in the 3-0 win.

Like a typical Geordie, Owen says he did it just ‘for a laugh’ but also hoped that the Premier League top scorer would ‘take the hint’.

Not sure about his comment that Jamie Vardy could be ‘just as big a hero as Shearer’ but it would certainly be a welcome sight at the moment to see a striker like Vardy in black and white, his energy and commitment…as well as goals, would be a much-needed addition to the team.

Newcastle fan Owen speaking to the Leicester Mercury:

“I had a few friends round and we were having a laugh.

“We decided to go out for a walk and I came up with the idea to throw my old Newcastle United shirt into Jamie’s garden for a laugh.

“I did it for a laugh but I suppose it also signals that as a Magpies fan I want to see my team sign a new striker.

“Jamie is the best striker around at the moment so I thought he might see the shirt and take the hint.”

Newcastle 0 Leicester 3 at St James Park:

“I was with the Newcastle fans and we all applauded Jamie for his achievement.

“We have had a few good strikers here and Alan Shearer was a legend at number 9.

“Jamie could come along and be just as big a hero as Shearer.

“Jamie is a great player and his fiancee has shown by her tweets that she is a good sport.”


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