Leicester confirm plans to honour owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at King Power Stadium on Saturday

Club to reveal 'major announcement' on permanent tribute this Saturday


Posted Thursday, November 08, 2018 by Skysports.com

Leicester confirm plans to honour owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at King Power Stadium on Saturday
Leicester players will wear shirts in first half with "Khun Vichai" embroidered on them against Burnley

Leicester have announced their plans to honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha during Saturday's home match against Burnley - the first game at the King Power Stadium since the owner died in a helicopter crash.

The Leicester players will wear shirts in the first half with "Khun Vichai" embroidered on them, followed by poppies on their shirts for the second half ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

A two-minute silence will be observed before the game, with a special 'Tribute to Khun Vichai' video planned to be shown on the big screens at 2.45pm, 15 minutes ahead of kick-off.

Both Leicester and Burnley will wear black armbands during the game, while the supporters will be handed a commemorative pin badge and special programme with tributes.

Saturday's match at the King Power has sold out, and Leicester have advised fans to take their seats by 2.35pm.

Leicester confirm plans to honour owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at King Power Stadium on Saturday
Leicester players unveil a banner in tribute to their late chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Following the tragic crash on October 27, in which five people, including Srivaddhanaprabha, were killed, tributes were left outside the stadium from Leicester fans and the wider football community.

A selection of tributes will be left around the pitch during the fixture, while fans attending the game have been encouraged to leave further tributes at a designated area close to the accident site.

Leicester also confirmed they will begin the process of "carefully and respectfully relocating" the floral tributes on Friday, as well as moving the "irreplaceable assortment of gifts of shirts, scarves, flags and personal mementos".

A statement also claimed plans were under way for a permanent tribute, with a "major announcement" on the way on Saturday.

Leicester confirm plans to honour owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at King Power Stadium on Saturday
Flowers, scarves and shirts were left outside the King Power in tribute to Leicester's late owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

The statement said: "It is the club's intention to incorporate such artefacts into the planned redevelopment and expansion of King Power Stadium - a project Khun Vichai announced on his 60th birthday earlier this year.

"This process will be managed by respected club historian John Hutchinson, in consultation with conservation experts at Leicestershire County Council.

"Further suggestions from supporters relating to long-term acknowledgement have been noted. The club will develop its plans for a permanent, lasting tribute with the families of those involved at the appropriate time, and we will have a major announcement in this regard at the Burnley fixture."

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