Leicester players arrive in Thailand to attend owner’s funeral
Leicester players and manager Claude Puel arrive in Thailand to attend Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral
- Leicester players and manager arrive in Thailand to attend owner’s funeral
- Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people to die in helicopter crash
- Srivaddhanaprabha’s week-long funeral commenced on Saturday
- Leicester players will attend services on Sunday and Monday
- It is expected that the Leicester squad will return to the UK on Tuesday morning
The Leicester City squad and manager Claude Puel have arrived in Thailand to pay their respects to the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash.
Saturday was the first day of a week-long funeral for Srivaddhanaprabha, who was one of five people to die when his helicopter crashed in a car park outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium last weekend.
The Leicester players will be attending services on Sunday and Monday. They are expected to return to the United Kingdom on Tuesday morning.
Leicester players and manager Claude Puel (second right) arrive in Thailan
Leicester are paying their respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last weekend
Leicester players including Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel arrive in Thailand
Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people to die when his helicopter crashed in a car park outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium
Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral started on Saturday with buddhist bathing rituals and will be followed by recitation ceremonies.
Leicester beat Cardiff 1-0 on Saturday, with the club paying tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha in the first match since his death.
The Leicester players are attending services in Thailand on Sunday and Monday
It is expected that the Leicester players will return to the United Kingdom on Tuesday morning
Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral started on Saturday with buddhist bathing rituals
Leicester players paid tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha following their victory against Cardiff
Demarai Gray, who scored Leicester’s goal, revealed a shirt that contained the words ‘For Khun Vichai’ after finding the net.
The entire Leicester team, including goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, celebrated the goal together.
Srivaddhanaprabha, who took over Leicester in 2010, received much praise for the way in which he ran the club and oversaw the Foxes’ remarkable Premier League title win in 2016.
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