Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Leicester City players fly to owner's funeral in Thailand

Leicester City players fly to owner's funeral in Thailand

An elaborate funeral began yesterday for Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last week when his helicopter crashed in a vehicle park next to the English Premier League club's stadium.

The data may help reveal what caused the aircraft to spiral to the ground shortly after take-off.

Leicester City pulled a cathartic win out of the bag in the club's first outing since the sad death of their late chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. I waved him off, I saw it all happen.

Ahead of the match, Leicester City head coach Claude Puel said, "The game is not important, the result is not important but our desire, our action, our power to give our best on the pitch, to honour our chairman - I think is the most important thing".

Schmeichel said he was "shaking" in the warm-up at Cardiff and he was clearly emotional as the Leicester playing squad and staff stood around the centre circle before kick-off to observe a minute's silence.

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel says the emotions following their 1-0 win in Cardiff City on Saturday were unlike anything he has experienced in his career. "The way everyone at the club handles themselves is a testament to the family Vichai built", Schmeichel said. It has been an emotional day. We wanted to be together about this, because we've all lost what feels like a family member.

People pay their respects at the sea of tributes to the victims of the crash at Leicester City Football Club's King Power Stadium. "When Arsenal chase the game they throw everyone on the pitch, which is really cool, and we were not as compact as I wanted". "I'm proud to have been part of his family". His body arrived in Bangkok on Friday.

The Leicester winger has been in good form for the Foxes this season and cemented his growing reputation with a moment of genuine quality 10 minutes after the interval, finishing coolly after Chilwell's superb cross. "Not only the Thai people but also soccer fans around the world mourn his loss", he said. Demarai Gray's victor midway through the second half was finished on the half-volley from 10 yards (9.1m) after a neat delivery from Ben Chilwell down the left.

The win took Rafa Benitez's side out of the relegation zone at Cardiff's expense, with West Ham, who beat Burnley 4-2, also edging further clear of the scrap at the bottom.

On Saturday, Demarai Gray scored the victor on 55 minutes and removed his jersey to reveal an undershirt bearing the words "For Khun Vichai".

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