Leicester City to wear special tribute shirts to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha vs. Burnley

Leicester City to wear special tribute shirts to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha vs. Burnley

"I plan to commission a statue of my father, for outside King Power Stadium, as a permanent and fitting tribute to the man that made it all possible".

Manager Claude Puel's pre-match preparations for the game against Burnley were disrupted after he and a number of players, including Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel, travelled to Thailand to pay respects to the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Wood said he was devastated to learn that Srivaddhanaprabha, an extremely popular figure at the Premier League club, had died along with four other people when his helicopter crashed outside King Power Stadium late last month.

Under his leadership, Leicester won promotion to the Premier League, remarkably became top flight champions and enjoyed a successful campaign in the Champions League.

In the eight years of Vichai's ownership, Leicester caused one of football's biggest shocks by winning the Premier League title in 2016.

The team, now 10th in the Premier League, returned to action last weekend, beating Cardiff 1-0 away but Saturday will give a chance to a capacity crowd to show their appreciation for the man who transformed their club.

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Supporters will march through Leicester to the King Power Stadium, where fans will be given commemorative scarves and pin badges ahead of a video tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha being shown on the big screen.

Both teams will wear black armbands during the game, with a two-minute silence to be observed before the kick off, while Leicester's players will wear the tribute shirts in the first half and shirts with a poppy emblem for the second to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. "Being so close to Vichai we know what his wishes would be", he said.

"It's been a very emotional, very tough week", he said.

"It's not easy to prepare this game, but the togetherness between us all, it's a good feeling, a good energy, a fantastic strength", he added.

Captain Wes Morgan says Leicester's players are determined "to do right by Vichai" in their first home game since the death of the club's owner. There will be a lot emotion around the game and we'll have to deal with that and pay our respects.

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