Brendan Rodgers booed for substitution after Vardy scores unusual ‘hat-trick’ in Leicester’s draw against Burnley

Jamie Vardy-Leicester City

On Saturday, Leicester City played out an exciting 2-2 draw against Burnley to maintain theIr mixed start to the 2021-22 Premier League season. Following three winless games in the league, the Foxes occupy a lowly 12th position after the conclusion of the sixth match week.

In a surprising turn of events, the game also witnessed a set of whistling home fans. According to DailyMail, the fans of the Foxes let their displeasure of Brendan Rodgers’ decision of subbing out Ademola Lookman known by booing their manager. Signed on loan, Lookman seemed majorly impressive in Leicester’s draw against Sean Dyche’s men. 

Rodgers wholeheartedly accepted the criticism aimed at him, stating after the clash, “We’ve been together, what, two and three-quarters years, so to, maybe, get the first boo is okay. I’ll take that after that length of time. I think it was one where Ade [Lookman] has done great; he’s played in the week, he’s getting up to speed fitness-wise. He’s then played today, and he was reaching for some gels and starting to tire. So we just wanted to, after about 70 minutes, get a fresh pair of legs into the game.”

Earlier in the game, Jamie Vardy had hogged the entire limelight, unusually dominating the scoreline. The English striker struck in the 12th minute, this time for the oppositions, scoring an own goal to give the Clarets an early lead. Vardy did end up compensating for his initial blunder by scoring a brace for Leicester to complete an unusual hat-trick.