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Leicester City’s success has united people

Leicester City‘s historic Premier League title has brought the people of the city together.

The party went on long into the night on Saturday after Wes Morgan lifted the Premier League trophy at the King Power Stadium.

The celebrations continued in the streets as commercial shopping centres were left playing second fiddle to the greatest celebration the city has seen.

Leicester is a fantastically multicultural city with a survey taken in 2011 suggesting it was the only city in England where minorities were the majority percentage of residents.

Spanish resident Edu Rodriguez, who lives in Leicester whilst working as a teacher, spoke of the vastly different cultures within the city.

“In Leicester there are Poles, Chinese, Pakistanis, Somalis and Indians.

“Although the city is a melting pot, all cultures are integrated,” he stated.

The largest community is the Indian community which takes 29% of the local population.

Indeed, the largest Diwali celebration outside of India takes place in Leicester.

The title party on Saturday saw diversity triumph as people of all cultures celebrated their team’s success.

The Leicester City team is no different either with every single FIFA Confederation having a representative within the Champions’ dressing room.

Shinji Okazaki (Asia), Riyad Mahrez (Africa), Leonardo Ulloa (South America), Wes Morgan (North and Central America), Mark Schwarzer (Oceania) and the likes of Jamie Vardy and N’Golo Kante who represent Europe.

Rodriguez continued to discuss the impact that the club winning the title has had on multiculturalism.

“The day we won the Premier League, everybody mixed.

“The party spread throughout the city without care for skin colour or religion.

“The party was undisturbed with football the driving force.

“After years of living together there are no problems – this city is an example of diversity and multiculturalism,” he concluded.

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