Did Leicester City Really Just Give Each Player A New BMW i8?


It keeps going up and up for the underdog Premier League champions.

The Leicester City Football Club might not be a squad that most of the CarBuzz readership will be familiar with, but those of you who love a good underdog sporting story will find plenty to like about 'The Foxes.' Widely considered a minnow in top-flight British football, Leicester City managed to defy all of the odds by emerging as Premier League champions - embarrassing many of the UK's top clubs in the process. It was a phenomenal achievement, for which the players have now been given yet another well-deserved reward.

As a bonus for bringing home the team's first ever Premier League title, Leicester City Football Club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha decided to buy 19 of the players their own BMW i8; each finished an appropriate shade of blue that matches Leicester City's livery. With BMW i8s selling for nearly £105,000, a simple bit of mental arithmetic suggests Srivaddhanaprabha spent 2 million pounds on the BMW bulk buy. Then again, with a net worth of $3.2 billion, it's not like it's a major expense, and the local BMW dealer that sponsors Leicester City probably had a hand in proceedings as well. Still, cynicism aside, it's a pretty sweet reward for a remarkable sporting achievement, and we hope those 19 lucky footballers enjoy their i8s immensely.

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