Leicester City: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha touched by tributes to 'extraordinary father' Vichai

Mae Harvey
November 1, 2018

Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five victims in a helicopter crash at the ground following Leicester's 1-1 draw with West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.

A heartless thief stole a Leicester City shirt from outside the Thai embassy in London - left as a tribute to the club's owner who died in a tragic helicopter crash. He was a good man and always had a positive word for everyone. "He came into the locker room only to dispense kind words, never to reproach you", Ranieri told Sky Sport Italia.

"My family and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your honest kindness and good intentions during the most hard time for us", Aiyawatt added.

"The leadership and managerial processes he instilled and encouraged within Leicester City over a sustained period of time has borne fruit in such a way that people throughout the world witnessed the impossible by seeing a club win the Premier League in the most incredible circumstances".

Despite his parting of ways, Pearson was full of praise for Vichai's contribution to Leicester's fairytale.

A statement from the Premier League said: "Leicester City's Premier League fixture at Cardiff City will go ahead as planned on Saturday 3 November".

Recalling the joyous celebrations around the city in 2016, when the club defied the odds and were crowned Premier League Champions, he noted that those feelings were far from the current mood in the city.

"This most definitely ensured the belief that sporting miracles can happen".

"It is with extreme difficulty that I write to express and offer my honest condolences and support to the Srivaddhanaprabha and wider King Power family", Pearson said in a statement on Leuven's website.

It was indeed a bad day for The Foxes and the world of football at large. "I will miss "The Boss".

A minute's silence will be observed before kickoff at the Cardiff City Stadium, and players will wear black armbands in Vichai's honour.

The match OHL were scheduled to play against Lommel on Wednesday has been postponed until December 4.

Two members of the chairman's staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, and pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz also died in the crash.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) are still conducting their investigation into what caused Saturday's tragedy.

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