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Leicester announce statue will be built outside King Power Stadium to honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

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The Foxes face Burnley of their first house match because the tragic accident on Saturday

Leicester have introduced a statue of late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will be erected outside the King Power Stadium following his dying in a helicopter crash final month.

Srivaddhanaprabha was considered one of 5 folks killed within the accident on October 27.

His son Aiyawatt made the announcement lower than 24 hours earlier than Saturday’s Premier League sport in opposition to Burnley – Leicester’s first house match because the catastrophe.

Leicester will pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Saturday

Leicester will pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on Saturday

“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,” Khun Aiyawatt wrote in a memento programme for Saturday’s match.

“Our continued progress as a membership, our state-of-the-art new coaching floor and our deliberate stadium enlargement will assist realise his imaginative and prescient for Leicester City.

“I plan to fee a statue of my father, for outside King Power Stadium, as a everlasting and becoming tribute to the person that made all of it attainable.

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

Tributes to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha have been moved

Tributes to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha have been moved

Earlier on Friday, Leicester begun the troublesome process of transferring tributes to Srivaddhanaprabha on the King Power Stadium, with followers elevating nearly £20,000 for the membership’s newly named basis.

Tributes have been left outside the bottom following the crash on October 27 which value the lives of 5 folks in complete.

Flowers, shirts and poems have been painstakingly moved by the membership and volunteers from outside the North Stand forward of Saturday’s Premier League go to of Burnley.

They have been taken to a delegated memorial space shut to the accident website on the opposite facet of the stadium.


Some will be stored for a pitchside show for Saturday’s match whereas others will be collected and preserved with the intention to incorporate them into the deliberate redevelopment and enlargement of King Power Stadium.

Players and workers flew to Bangkok after Saturday’s 1-Zero win at Cardiff to attend Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral and returned on Tuesday.

Fans will be given commemorative scarves, pin badges, clappers and programmes on Saturday whereas the gamers will put on shirts with Srivaddhanaprabha’s identify embroidered on.

A particular ‘Tribute to Khun Vichai’ video to be proven on the massive screens inside the bottom whereas 1000’s of followers plan to march from Jubilee Square within the metropolis centre to the bottom.

It comes after the newly named Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation has raised £19,709 following a web-based public sale.

Leicester attended the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Thailand

Leicester attended the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Thailand

The LCFC Foxes Foundation, which has raised nearly £2million for native charities since its formation in 2011-12, has been renamed in honour of Srivaddhanaprabha.

Jamie Vardy’s boots, worn at Cardiff with ‘Khun Vichai’ embroidered on them, went for £9,008 whereas a pair of Kasper Schmeichel’s gloves fetched £four,000. The use of Vardy’s government field for the Burnley sport raised £6,700.

Two members of Srivaddhanaprabha’s workers – Kaveporn Punpare and Nusara Suknamai – pilot Eric Swaffer and his associate Izabela Roza Lechowicz have been additionally killed within the crash.

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