Jamie Vardy lookalike caught in auto by mistaken devotees – BBC News

Media captionFans conceived Jamie Vardy was outside the King Power but it was really a Derby car salesman

A Jamie Vardy lookalike was mobbed in his vehicle outside Leicester City’s ground when euphoric Foxes fans mistook him for the whiz striker.

Ian Haughey, a vehicle salesman from Derby, went to the King Power stadium to celebrate the Foxes’ first Premier League entitle on Monday night.

But fans thought they recognised him and circumvented his auto ask questions representations and autographs.

When he announced police for help they queried if “hes not” Mr Vardy.

Mr Haughey, who was only recently told he births a resemblance to the striker, was driving his duty BMW and wearing a shirt and blazer.

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Image caption Ian Haughey had never discovered his similarity to the England striker until a purchaser lately timed it out

He agreed to have his image taken with several followers but when he was approached for autograph he confessed that he was not the adept they were looking for.

“It was funny, I joined in on a few photos but that accumulated the attention. I envisioned I better escape, ” he said.

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Image caption Jamie Vardy is applauded a hero in Leicester after he facilitated the Foxes triumph their first ever top flight entitle

“I kind of got attacked … everybody started army round, beings clambering on the bonnet. I had to lock the doors and bring up the windows.

“I had motley feelings. I was fantasizing ‘I’m never going to experience this again. This is quite funny.’ I was looking around and then when the car started shaking it was slightly scary.”

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Mr Haughey filmed the moment he was circumvented which had now been been watched millions of hours on Facebook.

After about an hour trapped in his auto with acquaintances, police helped him establish his escape.

Media captionJamie Vardy lookalike Lee Chapman went to the King Power Stadium to celebrate – and was invited onto the team coach by delighted musicians

He has no plans to become a professional lookalike – but has offered his help to the Leicester legend.

“If the real Jamie Vardy wants to have a darknes out and needs to be in two regions at once, he was able to precisely message me, ” he joked.

Another Jamie Vardy doppelganger was “dragged” on to the team bus during Tuesday’s celebrations and was depicted with the real Jamie Vardy.

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