Leicester City routed Manchester City 5-2 despite just 28 percent possession. It was a masterclass in frustrating the opposition and making the most of your opportunities going forward. Another heartwarming James Maddison celebration was also a masterclass in honoring those who inspire the footballers we watch every week.
In March of 2019, Leicester’s 23-year-old No. 10 honored a young girl who died from cancer at age 5. On Sunday, Maddison honored another cancer victim.
James Maddison Celebration vs Man City Explained
Maddison ripped an absolute banger in the 77th minute. Before we explain the James Maddison celebration, just watch and enjoy this golazo.
¡NOS QUITAMOS EL SOMBRERO!Pero qué golazo nos regaló @Madders10
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As you’ll notice at the tail end of the above video, Maddison ran over to the bench and pulled out a shirt. Here’s a better view of the shirt.
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Maddison was paying homage to Stuart “Bertie” Birtwistle, a Leicester City team doctor/surgeon who died over the summer to cancer.
Maddison held up a T shirt commemorating Stuart “Bertie” Birtwistle the @LCFC doctor (& Leicester surgeon) who died this summer after a long fight with cancer. He was a lovely man.— Anna Soubry (@Anna_Soubry) September 27, 2020
Another touching tribute from another heartwarming James Maddison celebration.