Chat s**t, get banned: Jamie Vardy 'blocks lookalike on social media'
A Jamie Vardy lookalike who posed with the star footballer after Leicester City's historic title win has claimed the striker has blocked him on Twitter.
Lee Chapman was left "gutted", according to his management company, after the England international apparently barred him from seeing his social media posts.
The 29-year-old postman shot to fame when he was pictured arm-in-arm with a delighted-looking Vardy aboard the team coach after the Premier League trophy win.
Pic: Leicester City/Twitter/PA
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri invited Mr Chapman aboard the players' bus after spotting him among cheering fans outside the King Power Stadium on May 3.
According to Mr Chapman's manager Andy Harmer, the lifelong Foxes fan was asked not to tag himself in photos of Vardy.
Mr Harmer, who has been a David Beckham lookalike for 17 years, said: "He's got blocked on Twitter, even though he's been a Leicester fan all his life and Vardy is his hero.
"All he's done is to go with the flow, he's done things for charity, and turned up to the ground for the kit launch to pose for photos with the fans.
"I could understand if he was posting things as Jamie Vardy, or running up a bar bill, but he hasn't done anything like that."
"He's gutted," added Mr Harmer, who runs lookalikes.co.uk. "I think it's tarnished what's happened a little bit."
Vardy's agent, John Morris, from Key Sports Management, denied knowing anything about the social media block.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: "I wish Lee all the best.
"I've met him and he comes across as a really nice guy. But if anything happens to anybody, whether you are a sports person or a movie star, you have to be protected."