Leicester City To Wear Special Tribute Shirt Vs Burnley To Honour Srivaddhanaprabha

Ross Houston
November 12, 2018

Under Vichai's ownership, Leicester won the Premier League in 2016, having started the season as 5 000-1 outsiders.

"I think football can learn from him and the way he gave to the local community". It's recognition for the chairman.

The 60-year-old Thai billionaire died on October 27 with four others when his helicopter crashed next to the stadium after a match.

The 20-year-old Argentine had given away two penalties as Tottenham almost threw away a three-goal lead in last weekend's 3-2 win at Wolves.

Leicester's manager Claude Puel told BBC Sport: "This week was a tough week, a long journey in Bangkok to support Vichai's family, and to prepare our game today was hard, but it was a good feeling to go together and pay our tributes to our chairman".

The team, now 10th in the Premier League, returned to action last weekend, beating Cardiff 1-0 away, but on Saturday a capacity home crowd will have a chance to show their appreciation for the man who transformed their club in the match against Burnley.

A special "Tribute to Khun Vichai" video will be shown on the big screens at 2:45pm prior to kick-off.

Leicester's players will wear tribute t-shirts for their warm-up and the first half of the game will see the hosts sport jerseys with Srivaddhanaprabha's name proudly displayed.

Then the entire stadium fell silent, with fans turning the stands into a sea of white, holding aloft special scarves in memory of their late chairman and to remember servicemen and women killed in wars on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Leicester, who beat Cardiff 1-0 in their first game following Vichai's death, had flown many of their squad to Thailand for part of the owner's funeral. "It is something that will stay with me, unfortunately".

The LCFC Foxes Foundation, which has raised nearly £2M for local charities since its formation in 2011/12, has been renamed in honour of Khun Vichai, whose generosity saw him make over £4M in personal donations to local hospitals, universities and charities in recent years.

"It's not easy to prepare this game, but the togetherness between us all, it's a good feeling, a good energy, a fantastic strength", he said.

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