Fri. Apr 10th, 2020

Emotive tribute from the Leicester City players to their deceased president

Emotivo homenaje de los jugadores del Leicester City a su presidente fallecido

The players of the Leicester City paid tribute on Monday to the president of the team, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, died in a helicopter accident. The president's wife, Aimon, and her son, Aiyawat, who is also vice president of the team, joined the event and held a wreath at the gates of King Power Stadium, where hundreds of fans have deposited samples of affection to the Thai businessman.

The relatives of Srivaddhanaprabha as well they met with players and members of the coaching staff in the center of the field and deposited a wreath of flowers in the central circle, before keeping a minute of silence. After this, Aiyawat received the condolences, one by one, from all the players in the squad.

The signs of affection in the King Power Stadium are very numerous

Srivaddhanaprabha, 61 years old, died this Saturday, along with four other people, when the helicopter in which he left the King Power Stadium, crashed in the parking lot near the field. Due to the accident, Leicester has postponed its League Cup match to be played on Wednesday against Southampton.

In addition, the English club has opened a book of condolences both physical, in the stadium, as online, so that those who wish to pay tribute to the employer. Srivaddhanaprabha bought the club for just over 40 million euros in 2010 and took it to conquer the league title in 2016.

Thousands of memories in memory of the president of Leicester City

Thousands of memories in memory of the president of Leicester City
(Paul Ellis / AFP)

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