Leicester fans hold vigil for Vichai
Leicester fans came together to hold a vigil for the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, on the exact time his helicopter crashed on Saturday.
Supporters spread the word via social media and made arrangements to gather en masse at the King Power Stadium.
The largest gathering of fans came together since the tragic accident, with a two-minute silence held at 8.37pm – the exact time of Saturday’s incident.
The silence was then followed by two minutes of applause.
Supporters then broke out into chants in memory of the late chairman, singing collectively: “Champions of England, you made us sing that.”
Speaking to Sky Sports, the organisers of the gathering say the token of respect was the least Leicester fans could do for a man who brought them so much.
“It just came about on Facebook, people wanted to know what we could do for somebody who gave us everything.
“What can we do except give him the respect he deserves, two minutes of our time for the man who brought everything to the city.
“Where else, where better and what time could we show our respect than that time we lost our adopted Fox.
“He came to this club with dreams and aspirations and he pulled us along with him.
“We rode a roller coaster with him and he took us right to the very top.”
Leicester confirmed on Tuesday that their upcoming Premier League trip to Cardiff will go ahead as planned, with the late chairman’s son Aiyawatt in agreement that the fixture should take place, along with the board members and the first team.
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