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Leicester City Football Club FA Cup final victory

EDM (Early Day Motion) 60: tabled on 18 May 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 12 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Leicester City Football Club (LCFC) for their fantastic victory in the FA Cup final; notes that this is the first time the club has won the trophy in its 137 year history, and the first time LCFC has reached the final since 1969; recognises that this achievement indicates the excellent work done by the players, the coaching staff and everyone behind the scenes at the King Power Stadium; believes that this victory is all the more special due to the exceptionally difficult year faced by the people of Leicester who have endured localised coronavirus restrictions longer than any other area in the UK; sees the diversity, togetherness and collective spirit of Leicester city reflected on the football pitch, as encapsulated by the commendable solidarity with Palestine displayed by Wesley Fofana and Hamza Choudhury during the celebrations; understands that this victory follows LCFC’s 2016 Premier League title win, which is arguably the greatest ever achievement in team-sport; believes that LCFC’s story summarises football and sport at its very best in which any team can dream of success, as it was only in 2015 that the foxes miraculously escaped relegation from the Premier League; holds that LCFC’s sustained success provides the perfect antidote to the greed and unfairness that defined the European Super League proposals; and calls on the Government to use LCFC’s example to redouble their efforts to reform the game in favour of fans and communities and to enable fan ownership of their clubs.