Heartbroken Riyad Mahrez Pays Emotional Tribute To Leicester City Owner

Heartbroken Riyad Mahrez Pays Emotional Tribute To Leicester City Owner

Heartbroken Riyad Mahrez Pays Emotional Tribute To Leicester City Owner

A day after undergoing surgery, Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey visited King Power Stadium to pay his last respects to club owner Vichai Srivaddhanabrabha, who died in a plane crash outside the ground on Saturday.

"We have recovered the digital flight data recorder [voice and data] ... and one of our inspectors travelled back to Farnborough with it the same evening", said the AAIB.

The recorder was "subject to intense heat as a result of the post-accident fire", the investigations team said.

It is thought the players have chosen to play the game, which will come just one week after the helicopter crash which killed five people, including Srivaddhanaprabha.

Srivaddhanaprabha's son Aiyawatt, who is the club's vice-chairman, is widely expected to step into the role of chairman, and is said to support renaming the club's stadium to the Khun Vichai Stadium, using the Thai honorific.

Leicester City will drive to their Premier League game at Cardiff City on Saturday rather than fly.

He spent millions establishing his polo team, the King Power Foxes, which began in 2014 and has enjoyed success at the top levels of competition in Britain.


"I was lucky to have known Vichai for several years".

"His warmth, humour and generosity have always been extended to my own family, something for which we will all be eternally grateful for".

The owner of Leicester City FC died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has confirmed.

Tributes have poured in from all over the footballing world and beyond for the man who allowed Leicester to achieve the improbable as they defied the odds to become Premier League champions in 2015/16.

That warmth was reflected in the outpouring of grief following the news of Vichai's death.

The video is taken from inside the stadium and shows the chopper leave the ground and rise up before disaster struck. "He's waited until the helicopter was clear of the stadium then taken it down".

With mourners flocking to the stadium and the crash site cordoned off as investigators picked through the wreckage, Leicester had already postponed Tuesday's scheduled home League Cup tie against Southampton.

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