Leicester's title celebrations put in the shade as Northampton Town get Shaq to sing We Are The Champions


Leicester could have a rival for the crown of best title party by an unlikely champion.

The Foxes' title charge has seen some pretty unexpected names jump on their bandwagon - from Tom Brady to Ric Flair - as their dreamiest of dreamy runs to the title culminated in a Jamie Vardy house party on Monday night.

But League Two champions Northampton Town might just have trumped them for star appeal after NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal appeared on their YouTube channel, wearing a Cobblers scarf to sing a pretty rustic version of We Are The Champions.

Shaq is not going to win over too many fans with his *singing* but who is going to argue with a seven-foot 15-time NBA All-Star and four-time champion.

Shaq unexpectedly revealed himself as a Cobblers fan back in February when the club were closing on a title every bit as unlikely as Leicester's three divisions above them.

There were fears Northampton Town could go out of business earlier this season until "knight in shining armour" Kelvin Thomas saved them from the brink. That's where Shaq also came into the equation - he and Thomas have developed a US-based internet radio station together...and a Cobblers affinity.

Perhaps by co-incidence Leicester announced a couple of hours after the Shaq post went online that they had pulled some celebrity strings of their own to get opera singer Andrea Bocelli to perform before their match against Everton at the weekend.

Bocelli apparently made a promise to the Foxes' Italian manager Claudio Ranieri six weeks ago that he would join in the title celebrations if the Foxes won the title for the first time.

The 57-year-old has sold more than 80 million albums and is in the middle of a world tour, but that has been put on hold to go to Leicester and celebrate lifting the trophy alongside Vardy and co.