LEICESTER City chiefs had been left livid after drones had been used to spy on first-team coaching classes days earlier than a Premier League conflict.
Safety guards on the membership, who play Brighton & Hove Albion tomorrow, confronted the drone operator exterior the membership’s coaching base.
He informed them he was entitled to fly them above the power from exterior the perimeter.
Footage later emerged on-line of the membership’s safety boss threatening to name cops and clips of the gamers coaching and planning set-pieces.
A supply mentioned: “The person was insistent he wouldn’t go away. He filmed drills that are purported to be stored confidential.
They’re a key a part of crew ways and opponents discovering out about them earlier than a sport can be an enormous drawback.
“After the session the squad mentioned it. We’ve since been informed the membership are taking it additional as comparable issues have occurred earlier than and to rivals.
The membership was fined £200,000 by the English Soccer League who mentioned the transfer was unsporting however not unlawful.
The EFL launched a legislation forbidding viewing opponents’ coaching classes within the 72 hours earlier than a match.