Leicester players remember late owner at Bangkok temple

Leicester players remember late owner at Bangkok temple

Leicester players remember late owner at Bangkok temple

Leicester's players will now travel to Thailand for Srivaddhanaprabha's funeral - a decision Schmeichel says was unanimous among the Foxes squad.

There could have been no more flawless summation of what their lost chairman Vichai Srivaddhahaprabha, killed in a horrific helicopter crash at the Kingpower Stadium last Saturday, had given these Leicester City's supporters. "I could see Lee Probert thinking 'oh no, why has he done that?' He's going to be the villain of the piece in a game where everybody's eyes are focused on something else". It was something that will stay with me, unfortunately. It's not a nice memory but I've had all the support that I need.

Leicester City players and officials arrive at a Buddhist temple to participate in the funeral rituals of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Bangkok, Thailand, 04-11-2018.

And the Denmark global was in tears as Leicester's players and staff locked arms in the centre circle during a poignant minute's silence before kick-off.

The Leicester players were applauded on their arrival at the stadium, before both sets of fans observed a minute's silence ahead of kick-off.

Puel added: "It was a normal thing for us to have the players and staff for the minute's silence, it is important for solidarity and we want to give our best for our chairman, step by step, to continue his work".

"When he took over this club it was in a pretty precarious situation, and to build what he has is quite wonderful", he said.

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Leicester's players and management staff were beginning the long journey to Thailand on Saturday night to attend Srivaddhanaprabha's funeral in Bangkok.

"Demarai Gray was booked for taking his shirt off. which really took the gloss off it a little but it was very poignant, very emotional", Tanner said.

He said: 'That was a tough game, not just on the pitch, but mentally.

Demarai Gray produced a sharp finish to score the victor midway through the second half, a goal that sparked wild celebrations in front of the 3,000 traveling fans.

They will return in time to prepare for Saturday's home game against Burnley, the first match to be played at the King Power Stadium since the tragedy.

"I feel proud", the Dane told Sky Sports.

Prominent figures in Thailand's music and sporting scene were also in attendance to honour the odds-defying life of Vichai, 60, who along with four others died in a helicopter accident moments after they departed the football club's pitch a week ago. "We talked about sticking together and being what we always are as a family and how proud we are to be here". "We are a close-knit group and one big family and one of the main reasons for that is Vichai, so it's massively important".

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