Leicester players wrap cars after fleet of blue BMWs causes confusion


After being given a fleet of identical sports cars at the start of this season, Leicester City players have been forced to wrap their cars to avoid car park confusion.

In case you missed the news, a few weeks ago Leicester's squad returned from their summer holidays to find that the club's owner had bought every player a new BMW i8. They had all been painted blue to match the club's colours.

It turns out having 19 identical cars turning up to training is quite problematic. You see, the players were struggling to find their own BMW. A source told The Sun: "The cars were a lovely gesture but there were 19 of them and it was causing a headache at training because everyone wanted to drive the new car."

To resolve the ultimate first world problem, a number of players decided to get their cars wrapped in a more unique colour. They turned to a company called AC13 Premier, which is owned by former footballer Marlon Harewood.

The first player to have their car worked on was Jeffrey Schlupp, who went for a matte black look. Full back Danny Simpson went for Satin black, while Riyad Mahrez went all white.

The BMW i8 is a petrol-electric sports car, which costs a little over £100,000. That means Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City's owner, would have spent around £2 million on the gift.

Wrapping a car can cost about £2,000 and has become a popular alternative to painting. Because it can easily be removed, owners can have a unique look before restoring their vehicle to its original colour when it's time to sell.