Barclays Premier League side Leicester City have sent NFL side, Carolina Panthers football shirts as symbol of support after the Panthers positioned themselves as the league’s surprise package in similar fashion to the Foxes. Diese weist einen exportüberschuss aus und dokumentiert, dass der exportanteil schneller gestiegen ist als der importanteil. As Leicester City continue to upset the established order in the Barclays Premier League this season, across the pond there’s another team taking their own league by storm – the Carolina Panthers. Ron Rivera’s side came within a whisker of securing a fabled unbeaten record in the National Football League’s regular season, with their 15-1 record seeing them enter the postseason as the NFC’s no. 1 seed. It’s a record that mirrors closely the Foxes’ own remarkable rise, which saw them end 2015 at the top of the table for the first time in the Club’s history – giving Claudio Ranieri’s team the platform for a truly special season. Both City and Carolina have become one of the most feared teams in their respective leagues through a combination of hard work and ability. Leicester players performed ‘the Dab’ in similar fashion to Cam Newton’s Touchdown celebration after a goal against Everton saw them secure top spot at Christmas. For the Foxes the goals of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have sent opposition defences into a spin, while for the Panthers, quarterback Cam Newton has staked a compelling case for the NFL’s MVP award with some irresistible play. Panthers cornerback Norman wore his new Foxes jersey this week as he told media: “It’s kind of crazy. They just wanted to show support and I’m showing support by wearing it for them. It’s pretty cool we’ve got support over there in England. “They were just like us. Nobody was giving them clout or anything. They had to come up and get everything they’ve got. Pretty much earn everything. Now they’re No. 1. ”

So with a huge matchup for Carolina against the Seattle Seahawks now on the horizon, the Foxes showed their support for the Panthers by sending out personalised Leicester City jerseys to four of the team’s stars – Newton, Luke Kuechly, Josh Norman and Graham Gano. Sunday will see the Panthers take on the Seattle Seahawks in Charlotte in a tough NFC divisional clash, with the winner earning a shot at either the Green Bay Packers or the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game.