A Leicester City superfan has transformed his home into a shrine to his beloved Foxes – complete with more than 500 items of memorabilia.
Martin Chapman, 61, has been a supporter of the East Midlands football team ever since he was 11 years old after watching them beat Burnley 5-2 in 1966.
Since then, the former van driver for the Premier League champion’s sponsors Walkers Crisps has collected over a staggering 500 items of Foxes merchandise.
Also included in his impressive collection are 80 fox toys, 40 City mugs, 20 bottles of branded alcohol, 15 clocks, 9 stuffed foxes, T-shirts, kit shirts, scarves, lampshades cushions and many other ornaments.Martin even has a number of tattoos devoted to the team, who were named the BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year last month, and often dons a blue wig in a nod to the club.
He said: “I can remember I went to the game with a couple of mates.
“It was amazing to see seven goals, a Leicester win and see ourselves on Match of the Day that night.
“What more could an 11-year-old boy want? I was a Foxes fan from that moment on.
“It is probably a good job I live on my own because I am not sure anyone else would want all this stuff lying around the place.”
“You can’t mistake my place as I have a doormat with a fox on outside my door and a fox doorknocker.
“I am a very proud Foxes fan and I like to think that lets people know that a Leicester City supporter lives here.”