20,000 Leicester City fans march to honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
By Ollie Churm
Thousands of Leicester City fans took part in a memorial walk on Saturday(NOV10) in honour of the five victims that were killed in the helicopter crash outside their stadium.
Around 20,000 supporters marched to the King Power Stadium to show their respects for the victims, ahead of the game against Burnley, which was the club’s first home game since the accident.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the former chairman of Leicester City, was among the five people who lost their lives in the devastating crash.
The march was called the 5,000-1 march, as a reminder of the odds that were put on Leicester City winning the league at the start of the 2016 Premier League season, which the club ended up winning.
Will Harris, a Leicester fan that attended the march and game, said: “What a great day. From the 50,000 fans singing in the rain on the way to the stadium, to the pre-match tribute, singing the whole library of songs from the last eight years.
“It was great to see so many old faces there: Ranieri, Pearson, Shakespeare, Cambiasso and Konchesky. There’s really no better club than Leicester City.”
On Friday, the club also announced plans to erect a statue of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in front of the King Power Stadium (Leicester City’s home ground) to honour his contribution to the club and the city of Leicester.
“There’s only one Vichai and he’s forever in our hearts,” said Mr Harris.