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Football: Leicester held by Burnley on a day of tribute to the late Thai owner

Leicester City drove a wave of emotions Saturday (November 10th), but failed to stop Burnley's stoppage in the first home because owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabh was killed in a helicopter accident in front of the King Power stadium.

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A special tribute video was screened on big screens before the start, two weeks after his plane dropped to the ground and fired in the fire just moments after he was kicked off the pitch.

With football sets from various clubs ringing the perimeter of the field, a large banner was opened: "Khun Vichai, forever in our hearts", as former Leicester managers including Claudio Ranieri won the Premiership.

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Tributes from other soccer clubs and fans surround the playground in front of the Premier League match at King Power Stadium in Leicester. (Joe Giddens / PA through AP)

Vichai's son Aiyawatt, vice president of the club, known as the top, spent one of a number of floral acknowledgments.

At that time, the whole stadium had been dying for two minutes to remember Vichai and four men killed in the accident, as well as soldiers and women who died in battle ahead of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Fans have, during silence, turned white sea-beds, holding special scarves dedicated to a former owner who only made two-year-old unlucky for the Premier League.

The first half of the game itself was relatively harmless, but the atmosphere built as the other half was worn, and the fans desperately honored Vichai with victory.

Leicester produced a wave after the wave of attack but had a few clear chances and had to settle for 0-0 on the day when the result was secondary.


Earlier, fans dropped into the rain as they walked the streets to the country holding the flag of Leicester and dressed in club shirts, some with "Vichai" on their backs.

There has been a humiliated atmosphere, but the pockets of singing, including "We love you Leicester, we work," "I'm Leicester until I die" and simply "Vichai."

Under Vichai's ownership, Leicester has produced one of the biggest upsets in England's soccer history, winning Premier League 2015/16, having started the season as 5,000-1 foreigners for the title.

The walk on Saturday called 5,000-1 a walk to recognize this amazing achievement.

The charismatic Thai trip became a beloved figure in the club and the city – a challenge rarely achieved by Premier League clubs often distant billionaires.

His generous tales came to fans and club players and to big donations he made to local hospitals.

"No president has done what he did with Leicester City, respecting everything he did, and not just the football club, is also a charity," said fan of Jake Tilson, 35. "He's a legend."

"I think soccer can learn from him and the way he has given it to the local community."

Another fan, Don Martin, said, "It looks like it's a celebration, but it's one of the most disgruntled days for the club. It's an acknowledgment for the president.

"I am convinced of the future, and the top (Vichai's son) and the rest of the family will continue to inherit her father's legacy, no doubt," added a 57-year-old.

On Friday, the club announced plans to set the Vichai statue at the stadium.

His father Aiyawatt, the vice president of the club, known as the top, wrote on Saturday's game program: "We will never be able to return what he did for us – to me as his son, as his family, everyone connected to Leicester City and beyond – but we are committed to respecting his memory and to supporting his legacy. "

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Leader Claude Puel wrote: "He (Vichai) can not be here personally, but he will be here in the spirit and bring his substance into our hearts."

The team, currently at the 10th Premier League, returned to action last weekend, defeating Cardiff 1-0 away from home.

A number of players, including Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel, and Puel's manager traveled to Thailand to attend Vichai's funeral.

Particularly influenced by Schmeichel, seeing how the helicopter departs from the field before it seems to go to a fatal spin.

"I was at the playground and I waved it," Schmeichel said. "I saw all this happened, unfortunately, that's something that will stay with me."

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The Mourners turned the Leicester stadium into the shrine of Vichy, looking at the land with flourishing thanksgiving and thanksgiving.

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