Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died on Saturday, November 3 in a helicopter crash that left the Premier League football club in shock.
Leicester players and staff arrived in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday to attend the funeral of their president, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died like four others on October 27 in a helicopter crash near King Power Stadium. The Buddhist funeral began on Saturday and is scheduled to continue throughout the week at Wat Thepsirin, one of Bangkok's most famous temples, which is generally used as a site for Thai notables' funerals.
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Leicester coach Claude Puel and director Jon Rudkin arrived at the temple around 6pm – 12pm in France – staring at the photographers' goals. They were followed closely by team captain Wes Morgan and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, considered the closest player to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Also present were Vardy and Okazaki, defenders Harry Maguire, Christian Fuchs and Ben Chiwell, circles Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison, Marc Albrighton and Andy King, all dressed in suits and black ties, the face dark and visibly moved. Several political figures and Thai businessmen are expected in the coming days to pay a last tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
" You will always be in our hearts "
Saturday, November 3, while Leicester faced Cardiff as part of the 11e English championship day, English players and supporters had expressed their emotions. A minute of silence was observed before the start of the game, won 1-0 by Leicester, while the players wore a flocked Tshirt from the face of their president, highlighted by the inscription " You will always be in our hearts ".
The fans had come en masse to Wales and displayed a banner on which was inscribed "RIP Vichai", followed by the club logo that the Thai billionaire had guided to an unexpected championship title in England in 2016.
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