It has been an emotional ride for the players, owners, and supporters of Leicester City football club as they swarmed into the King Power Stadium to honour their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in last month’s helicopter crash following the game against West Ham.
Supporters turned the parking lot into a sea of flowers, scarves, and flags to commemorate the place where their legendary owner’s helicopter crashed.
Before the game, fans held “Mr Chairman” scarves aloft, players donned T-shirts in tribute and a minute’s silence was observed on an emotional day.
After the horrific incident, Leicester players took the field last week to play Cardiff whom they defeated 1-0 to pay a fitting tribute to their beloved owner.
Before the start of the game against Burnley Leicester produced a special programme, with a 20,000-strong march – “The 5,000-1 Walk” – scheduled ahead of the game.
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, The son of Foxes owner couldn’t control his emotions as he sat next to the seat his father used to sit and was seen staring at the vacant seat.
The match also witnessed former bosses Claudio Ranieri, Nigel Pearson, Craig Shakespeare, and Martin O’Neill also paying their respect to the owner alongside Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.
Leicester went onto play goalless draw against the visiting Burnley