Jamie Vardy: How did Leicester striker win FWA award when (apparently) nobody voted for him?

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was announced as the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year award this morning for his significant part in this season’s Premier League fairytale.

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The 29-year-old has scored 22 goals to inspire Leicester’s unlikely Premier League title challenge, and bagged in 11 games in a row to break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for goals in successive matches.

The England international received 36% of the vote from the 290 journalists polled, and follows in the footsteps of PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez in winning end-of-season individual honours.

But how is that possible when so few of the journalists on Twitter voted for him?

We scoured social media for reaction to Vardy’s victory, and could find few who admitted to voting for the speedy striker. Most of the big names in the media went for one of his Leicester teammates…

And this was not lost on some football fans who were doing the maths in their heads…

We are not saying that there is anything substantial to this – there are 290 votes to be accounted for after all, but a voting scandal would be a great twist in the Jamie Vardy Hollywood film!

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