Leicester City fans react on Twitter to Nigel Pearson sacking

The Foxes are looking for a new boss after dismissing the former Middlesbrough defender, and the Twitterverse had its say on the matter.

Leicester City shocked the footballing world on Tuesday night when they sacked Nigel Pearson as manager after a four year-stint at the club.

The club are believed to have dismissed the former defender after a season that saw Pearson under the microscope for reasons unrelated to football, according to the BBC.

Firstly, the Foxes boss was fined and given a one-match ban after insulting a fan during Leicester's 3-1 loss to Liverpool in December.

Pearson also had an altercation with Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur on the touchline, in the middle of a match between the two sides in February, with the 51-year-old at one point grabbing the player by the throat and preventing him from returning to play.

He then called a journalist an 'ostrich' after a match against Chelsea at the King Power stadium in April, something that garnered him plenty of negative press in the media.

But the incident that is supposed to have been the final straw appears not to have been of his making, but was his son James's participation in a racist sex tape in Thailand along with two other youth players, where the owners of the club come from.

The younger Pearson had his contract terminated, and his father has followed just a few days later.

But the former Leicester manager's phenomenal record as he pulled the Foxes clear of the relegation zone in the final weeks of the season, no one had better form from April onwards, made it a decision that was fiercely debated on Twitter to say the least:

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