Backing the Blues sends waves through University campus

The cheers from Leicester City Football Club fans rang out across the campus today as they danced in support of Backing the Blues Day – to the cameras of national and international media.

Staff and students gathered at the centre of main campus where a large mural of the Leicester City logo has been hand-painted and our catering staff were on hand to serve up Foxes-themed goodies.

After a photo shoot of cheering fans decked out in blue, student drummers kicked off the beat for a conga line that weaved through our Students’ Union and ended with applause back at the familiar Foxes logo on our car park.

You can view photographs from the day in our slideshow (right) - all photos credit to Osborne and Hollis Ltd (except where indicated).

Reporters from Sky Sports were on hand to film the whole spectacle and interview excited Foxes fans in anticipation of the potentially historic game this Sunday. You can watch their report in full online – see if you can spot any of your colleagues and fellow students. Pukaar News were also on campus to cover the painting the logo and the conga.

The excitement has been building on campus all week, as this new video released by the University on Facebook and Twitter today shows:

Students involved in the Vardyquake project were also interviewed on the site as the University releases a new video about the earthquake monitoring project that sent waves through the sports media in recent months.

You can watch the latest video here:

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