Tribute as football returns to Leicester after 2 weeks

Tribute as football returns to Leicester after 2 weeks

LEICESTER, England – Leicester players led thousands of fans on a walk from the city center to the club's stadium. The football returned home for the first time after the death of the owner, who overseen the team's transformation into an unlikely English Premier League champion.

The march ended close to the scene of the helicopter next to King Power Stadium, where Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed after Leicester's last home game two weeks ago.

Harry Maguire was among the players who joined the "5,000-1 Walk", named after the title chances of Leicester, who entered the 2015/16 season, which ended with the trophy entry.

Before the Premier League Saturday game against Burnley in the stadium, the fans watched in silence as a tribute video was played on Vichai. Two minutes of silence are honored by the five victims of the accident, marking the centenary of their birthday since the end of the First World War.

The hundreds of leicester and club uniforms and club flags posted outside the stadium in the days following the disaster have now been placed on railings nearby. In front of a picture of Vichai and the word "boss" in blue and white flowers, a carpet with floral tributes has formed.

They were inspected by Vichai's son, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Deputy Chairman.

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