Leicester fans to receive commemorative gifts in Srivaddhanaprabha’s honour

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Leicester fans will continue their tributes to former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha during Saturday’s home game against Burnley.

The Foxes’ Premier League fixture is their first home game since Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium on October 27.

Supporters will receive scarves, pin badges, clap banners and special matchday programmes as commemorative gifts from the club.

Leicester have also announced Saturday’s game has been chosen as the club’s annual remembrance fixture and a two-minute silence will be observed.

“A special ‘Tribute to Khun Vichai’ video will be shown on the big screens at 2:45pm prior to our 3pm kick-off and fans will receive gifts of commemorative scarves, pin badges, clap banners and souvenir matchday programmes in honour of the club’s late chairman,” Leicester said in a statement.

“The club is also aware of a significant supporter tribute march from Jubilee Square to King Power Stadium shortly after midday and advises all supporters to leave additional time for their journey, as this is expected to impact traffic in the city centre around Upperton Road, Raw Dykes Road and Western Boulevard.”

Srivaddhanaprabha’s name will be embroidered on the players’ match shirts during the first half, while their second-half shirts will bear the embroidered poppy symbol, the club said.

“The book of condolence will be relocated to car park E until Friday, November 16 after which it will be in the same location on match days for the foreseeable future,” the statement added. “Condolence books will be available in all hospitality areas on the match day.”

Leicester have confirmed plans to relocate the many thousands of floral and other tributes that have been placed at the stadium to a designated area close to the accident site near the south-east corner of the ground.

This will take place on Friday, the final day of Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral in Bangkok, and fans have been invited to be a part of the process.

Leicester's players wore a Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha shirt at Cardiff on Saturday
Leicester’s players wore a Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha shirt at Cardiff on Saturday (Simon Galloway/PA)

“The Srivaddhanaprabha family and everyone at Leicester City Football Club have been deeply moved by the remarkable volume of generous and thoughtful tributes left at King Power Stadium,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“The extraordinary scenes of compassion and condolence demonstrated on Filbert Way in the last week have been an enormous source of comfort and strength to the families involved and to everyone whose lives have been touched by recent events.

“The support of our fans, our community and the football world during this darkest of weeks will never be forgotten.”

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