Leicester City announce plans to have statute of tragic owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha outside King Power Stadium

Leicester City announce plans to have statute of tragic owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha outside King Power Stadium

November 9, 2018 0 By Today news

LEICESTER CITY will erect a statue outside the King Power Stadium in tribute to late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The generous Thai club chief was killed in a helicopter crash with four others after their Premier League match against West Ham.

Tributes have flooded in for the former owner of Leicester City after he was killed in a helicopter crash
Tributes have flooded in for the former owner of Leicester City after he was killed in a helicopter crash
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Late Vichai was killed in a helicopter crash after leaving the stadium following their game with West Ham
Late Vichai was killed in a helicopter crash after leaving the stadium following their game with West Ham
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His son Aiyawatt ‘Top’ Srivaddhanaprabha said: “I plan to commission a statue of my father, for outside King Power Stadium, as a permanent and fitting tribute to the man that made it all possible.

“He will forever be in our hearts. He will never be forgotten.

“We will never be able to repay what he did for us – for me as his son, us as his family, everyone connected to Leicester City and beyond.

“But we are committed to honouring his memory and upholding his legacy.


Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha announced the club will commission a statue in tribute to his late father
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha announced the club will commission a statue in tribute to his late father
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“Our continued growth as a club, our state-of-the-art new training ground and our planned stadium expansion will help realise his vision for Leicester City.”

It has also emerged that Foxes director of football John Rudkin attended Buddhist funeral services in Thailand on SIX consecutive days.

The players flew out to their owner’s home country to attend his funeral, following their 1-0 win at Cardiff City on Saturday.

Such has been the impact on the club, they have offered counselling services to staff and players over the harrowing tragedy.

Fans have been invited to join in the tributes in Saturday’s game with Burnley in the first match at the ground since the travesty.