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Regional daily welcomes Danish TV crew to offices

A Danish TV crew turned up at a regional daily’s offices to interview a sports journalist about the table-topping football club he covers.

The crew spoke to Leicester Mercury football writer Rob Tanner about Leicester City FC, who currently find themselves first in England’s highest division, the Premier League.

Rob’s interview follows a recent flurry of calls to the Mercury’s offices from both UK national reporters and overseas journalists asking about City, following the club’s unexpected start to the season which has seen them topping the table after 13 games.

Rob’s interview yesterday for the 6’eren channel, said to be Denmark’s equivalent of BT Sport, came ahead of City’s match against second-placed Manchester United tomorrow afternoon.

Rob during the interview at the Mercury's office

Rob, photographed by reporter Peter Warzynski, during the interview at the Mercury’s office

He said: “Since City went top of the table it has gone crazy. Lately everyone wants to talk about City.

“We have had calls from foreign, and UK, journalists asking about the club, and (top goalscorer Jamie) Vardy, because they don’t know anything about them.

“There is a report in one of the German papers which has a map of the UK with a pin in it to show where Leicester is, and even a feature in the Wall Street Journal about City and Jamie Vardy.

“This week we had calls from French and Danish TV crews who are over here filming, and the Danish guys asked if they could come into the office to interview me.”

Rob was quizzed on how City had put together their current run of form and whether they could maintain it.

He was also asked about Vardy, who has gone from playing non-league football, while working a job making medical splints, to representing England in a matter of years.

Rob added: “Everyone wants to know about Vardy and his back story, because it is a unique rags to riches tale.

“I think sometimes in this country we don’t quite appreciate how global the Premier League has become. I have done a few interviews to camera for Premier League Productions which have been shown live in over 120 countries.”