Football fans caught breaking the Leicester lock after loud clapping in Nottingham pub when Jamie Vardy scored

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A BUSLOAD of football fans who sneaked out of Leicester to watch a match in a pub gave the match with massive acclaim when their hero Jamie Vardy scored.

The residents of Nottingham immediately checked them off and fled, fearing a police outage.

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A bus of football fans was caught sneaking out of Leicester to watch a match in a Nottingham pubCredit: Raymonds Press
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The group was surprised when they celebrated Jamie Vardy's 100th Premier League goal alouddix

The group was surprised when they celebrated Jamie Vardy’s 100th Premier League goal aloudCredit: AP: Associated Press

While the rest of the country celebrated the reopening of pubs, Leicester was left as a ghost town by local crackdown following an outbreak of Covid-19 infections.

The 35 fans, including some with a fake ID, snuck out of the area for a 30-mile drive to watch the Foxes take on Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Fan Colin Browning tweeted a snapshot of a friend and wrote, “Tony is in the lock area, so he borrowed his brother’s ID and is trying to disguise himself with a mask. Lol. Carnival atmosphere. The boys are back in town. ”

Despite the risk of spreading the coronavirus, the group stopped for their first pint just after 11 a.m.

They settled into a pub to kick off at 3 p.m., but couldn’t contain their joy when the striker – often announced with the terrace song “Jamie Vardy partying” – marked his 100th Premier League goal.

Colin then tweeted, “We were scolded. I had to separate and try our luck elsewhere. “

“WE HAVE RETURNED OUR FREEDOM”

Vardy also scored another goal in a 3-0 victory to keep Leicester’s hopes in the Champions League.

Retired store owner Colin, 58, then posted a video of his buddies singing in the coach in Leicester at 6:30 p.m.

They planned to continue drinking during a karaoke session.

Colin Browning tweeted this snapshot of a friend, writing, `` Tony is in the lock area so he borrowed his brother's ID and is trying to disguise himself with a mask. ''dix
Colin Browning tweeted this snapshot of a friend, writing “Tony is in the lockout area so he has borrowed his brother’s ID and is trying to disguise himself with a mask”Credit: Raymonds Press
He also said that the group should separate after being

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He also said the group should separate after being “scolded”Credit: Raymonds Press

Today, he told the Sun: “It was great to regain our freedom.

“We discussed it all week after the announcement of the closure of Leicester.

“I was fortunate not to be in the lockdown area, but some of the guys who traveled were unfortunately in this area.

“We are big fans of Leicester. We managed to remain unnoticed for most of the game, but we couldn’t contain our excitement.

“We were asked to leave the pub because some locals complained but we managed to get in another one very quickly. ”

Another fan, Nigel Shakespeare, 58, added: “It was a great feeling to be back in the pubs.

“It was a 50/50 chance that I would arrive in certain places or not due to identity checks, but luckily I was OK in most cases.”

“WAR ZONE”

Nigel Guppy, 57, said, “This is the first time I have left the house since it all started.

“It was great to be back in a pub, to taste a good crunchy Carling from a pump.

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to start with it, but Colin sorted us out with a disinfectant and masks for the trainer, which made me feel comfortable.

“We think we are being punished unfairly in my village because we have followed the guidelines throughout the process.”

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Leicester city center was left empty yesterday as local lock was appliedCredit: Getty
The city's Spinney Hill Park was very quiet

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The city’s Spinney Hill Park was very quietCredit: Paul Marriott
Resident says police had to clean up pubs with urgent dispersal order after alcohol-fueled disorder

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Resident says police had to clean up pubs with urgent dispersal order after alcohol-fueled disorder Credit: Getty
Meanwhile bars and restaurants across most of the country were free to reopen

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Meanwhile bars and restaurants across most of the country were free to reopenCrédit: Alamy Live News

The fans were among hundreds of drinkers suspected of having gone to Nottingham and near Market Harborough.

Residents said the sleepy town was left as a “war zone” – police must clean up pubs with an urgent order to disperse after an alcohol-fueled disorder.

We feel that we are being unjustly punished in my village because we have followed the guidelines throughout.

Nigel Guppy

A resident said, “It was a pandemonium, with thug gangs from Leicester.”

Another added, “Half of Leicester was at Market Harborough for a pint. ”

Electrical engineer Kevin Spicknall, working with a cherry picker, said, “I would say 200 to 300 arrived from 4 pm.

“You could say they were from Leicester – the accent is very different. ”

Police have promised to fine drivers who try to leave Leicester for drinks or shopping, but no roadblocks have been erected.

The officers said the overwhelming majority followed the rules and stayed at home.

NHS worker Julie Whittingham, 34, said: “The city center is dead. I had never seen it so empty before.

“It’s not the Super Saturday here, it’s the Dark Saturday. ”

Debbie Cassie, director of the Pierros Cafe in the shadow of Leicester Cathedral, added: “It is bitterly disappointing. We were so excited to reopen today.

“The whole country is experiencing a revival when we are back to square one. “

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Police pledged to fine drivers trying to leave Leicester, but no roadblock has been erectedCredit: Getty

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