Tribute: Leicester players arrive in Thailand for funeral of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester City players and staff have arrived in Thailand to pay their respects to the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at his funeral.

The squad flew to the Far East after an emotional 1-0 win at Cardiff on Saturday,their first fixture since Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in a helicopter crash at the King Power Stadium a week earlier.

Leicester arrive at Wat Thepsirin Buddhist temple in Bangkok

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, who admitted he was shaking during the warm-up against Cardiff, was among the Foxes playing staff at a Bangkok temple on Sunday.

Club captain Wes Morgan, striker Jamie Vardy, and manager Claude Puel were also pictured as part of the LCFC delegation, dressed in black suits, white shirts and black ties, for the week-long funeral of their former owner.

The Leicester squad are due to attend services in the Thai capital on Sunday and the following day before they return to England on Tuesday.

Leicester City star Demarai Gray pays tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after scoring against Cardiff

Demarai Gray scored the only goal in the 55th minute at Cardiff to earn Leicester the three points, and removed his shirt to reveal a tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Leicester players and staff also paid tribute to their former owner with the club’s travelling fans after the final whistle.

Speaking to the BBC’s Match of the Day programme, Schmeichel said: “It has been hard. We have tried for a few hours a day to be professional and train hard, but everyone wanted to play and win for his family. His family have been strong, with the courage they have had.

“I feel just an overwhelming sense of pride of being part of the family that Vichai built and the extended family of Leicester City.”


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