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FOOTBALL MOURNS PASSING OF LEICESTER CITY CHAIRMAN

The club confirmed the passing of their owner in a tragic helicopter crash and players and clubs joined together to express their heartbreak

The footballing world has joined Leicester City in mourning the passing of club chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Foxes confirmed Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people who had perished in a helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

The Thai businessman had bought the club in 2010 and overseen a remarkable rise, as Leicester not only returned to the Premier League, but won one of the league’s most memorable titles in 2015-16.

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel penned an emotional letter to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha following confirmation the club’s chairman was killed in Saturday’s helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium.

Schmeichel arrived at the club shortly after Srivaddhanaprabha had taken up the role of chairman and was part of the side that stunned the sporting world by winning the Premier League in 2015-16.

 

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