City became champions of England for the first time in their 132-year history after nearest challengers Tottenham Hotspur failed to beat Chelsea on Monday night.
They were given odds of 5000-1 to claim the Premier League title at the start of the season, leading to some pundits claiming the victory was the “greatest” sporting tale in history.
But Ashley, pictured, listed other achievements such as Manchester United winning the European Cup 10 years after the Munich disaster, Bob Champion winning the 1981 Grand National on Aldaniti after overcoming cancer and Formula One driver Niki Lauda returning to race just six weeks after surviving a near-fatal crash and suffering severe burns in 1976.
Ashley, a fan of Leicester’s local rivals Nottingham Forest, also mentioned his own club’s double European Cup victory in 1979 and 1980 among the “past glories” arguably deemed more worthy of the title.
He wrote: “All are great stories, as is Leicester’s, but for those describing Jamie Vardy and his pals as the greatest ever – please do me a favour.
“No, this is yet another example of people subscribing to the view that football began in 1992 when Sky Sports started bankrolling the so-called ‘beautiful game’. Everything else in the sporting world pre-1992 appears to have been airbrushed from history.
“So, while it’s great for football that a team like Leicester has broken the dominance of the so-called ‘big four’, please do not tell me it’s the greatest sports story of them all – because it isn’t.
“If the Foxes go on to win the Champions League next season (or the following season, like Forest), then I may entertain the idea that Leicester City Football Club’s achievements are the greatest ever. Until then, no.”
Meanwhile the Leicester Mercury, which brought out an on-the-day special edition yesterday to mark the Foxes’ triumph, continued its coverage of the celebrations today.
Today’s edition, with a front page headlined ‘Party Time,’ also included 20 pages of news and reaction to the historic title win.