Leicester City pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Players, staff and supporters of the club observe two minutes silence in owner’s memory

Leicester City’s players, staff and supporters paid an emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in their first game back at the King Power Stadium since the helicopter crash that claimed the life of the club’s owner and four others.

On a poignant afternoon in Leicester, the stadium fell silent not only for two minutes before kick-off – this was also the club’s annual Remembrance fixture – but also during a touching and beautifully put-together video of Vichai that was shown on the giant screens inside the ground. “Without him, none of it [the 2016 title win] would have been possible,” said Alan Birchenall, the club ambassador and former Leicester player, as he stood in the centre of the pitch addressing the crowd.

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