November 17

Leicester players to give special kit-tribute to owner Vichai in home game vs Burnley

first_imgLeicester City players will wear shirts with club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s name embroidered on them when they play their first home match since the Thai tycoon was killed in a helicopter crash, the Premier League club said.Vichai was one of five killed in the crash near the King Power Stadium after Leicester’s last home league match on October 27.Leicester said they will pay tribute to Vichai with a video presentation when they host Burnley in the league on Saturday, while supporters have also planned a march to the venue.Also Read – Glad we got the win for him: Schmeichel dedicates Leicester win to deceased ownerBoth teams will wear black armbands during the game, with a two-minute silence to be observed before the kick off, while Leicester’s players will wear the tribute shirts in the first half and shirts with a poppy emblem for the second to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.”The Srivaddhanaprabha family and everyone at Leicester City Football Club have been deeply moved by the remarkable volume of generous and thoughtful tributes left at King Power Stadium,” the club said in a statement.READ – Football fraternity mourns death of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha”The support of our fans, our community and the football world during this darkest of weeks will never be forgotten.”Leicester City defeated Cardiff City 1-0 on Saturday in a highly-charged occasion and after the match ended the players headed to the airport for what they were clear was the day’s most important engagement.advertisementREAD – Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha dies in helicopter crashManager Claude Puel and the squad were booked on a 9,600km flight to Thailand to pay their respects at the funeral of their late owner Srivaddhanaprabha.The last seven days have been full of outpourings of emotion and Saturday’s game in Cardiff always felt secondary to the heartfelt tributes that preceded it. A wreath was laid on the pitch and a minute’s silence immaculately observed by both sets of fans.”Every single player wanted to get out there to be at the funeral. “We are glad we’ve come away today from a really tough game with a win we can bring to Thailand and hope we did the family proud. I feel proud, it’s been a really tough week for everyone,” Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel said.(With Reuters inputs)last_img read more