Zac Goldsmith is on a bit of a roll with gaffes at the moment.
First there was the oddly held pint...
Look at how Zac Goldsmith holds a pint. No one who holds a pint like that should ever be in charge of anything. pic.twitter.com/ml6JEP4GFX
-- Calum Shambolic (@ShambolicCalum) May 3, 2016
Then there was his lack of Bollywood knowledge despite claiming he's a big fan...
Zac Goldsmith claiming he's a Bollywood fan and then failing to name a single film or actor https://t.co/Tuc0XWEtvg
-- Holly Brockwell (@holly) May 2, 2016
Now there's a new one to add to the stockpile - and it's to do with Leicester City.
Presumably wanting to seem completely *in touch* with what literally everyone is talking about right now, Goldsmith told LBC that he was "hoping to do a Leicester City and zoom in from behind and win on May 5´´ in the London mayoral elections.
-- LBC (@LBC) May 3, 2016
And the joke went down just as well as the others, if not worse.
Has there ever been anything more un-Leicester-like than @ZacGoldsmith and his campaign?
-- Caroline Pidgeon (@CarolinePidgeon) May 3, 2016
The Leicester analogy from @ZacGoldsmith doesn't work on any level. Another posh Tory trying to be topical and look in touch with the plebs
-- Matt Gauder (@mattgauder2) May 3, 2016
Zac Goldsmith - " You say you're a Leicester fan - do you have a favourite player?"
"Let me think... No. I can't think of a favourite."
-- Denis Skinner (@BolsoverBeast) May 3, 2016
Zac Goldsmith's favourite Bollywood star is Leicester City.
-- Prince's Missing Rib (@RetroAperture) May 3, 2016
He seemed to ignore the fact that Leicester have been top of the Premier League since January. Goldsmith, however, has not had such a success rate.
-- Chris M (@bigjock) May 3, 2016
"I'm hoping to do a bit of a Leicester City, zoom in from behind and win" Zac Goldsmith LCFC been front-runners for months Zac, sorry.
-- Colin Talbot (@colinrtalbot) May 3, 2016
Zac Goldsmith: I'll come from behind and win like Leicester City
-- Peter Yeung (@ptr_yeung) May 3, 2016
I suspect Zac Goldsmith may well "do a Leicester City" The part when they dropped into Division 3.
-- Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) May 3, 2016
It looks like the club might not have found it funny either, as they appeared to have responded in a since deleted tweet that's being shared online.
Leicester City respond to Zac Goldsmith
-- James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) May 3, 2016
Maybe just leave the popular culture references well alone in future, hey?