Leicester City To Wear Special Tribute Shirt Vs Burnley To Honour Srivaddhanaprabha

Postado Novembro 10, 2018

The Foxes' Premier League fixture is their first home game since Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium on 27 October.

In this photo issued by King Power, Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, foreground, Wes Morgan, right, and Jamie Vardy second row, left, walk with other players and officials from the English Premier League team Leicester City on arrival at a Buddhist temple to participate in the continuing funeral rituals of team owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

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.

Boss Claude Puel admitted preparations for the Burnley game had been hard after a 12,000-mile round trip but said it was important to the players to pay their respects.

Fans will receive commemorative scarves and souvenir matchday programmes in honour of the club's late chairman.

Leicester players will don special jerseys with Srivaddhanaprabha's name embroided on them as a mark of respect, while the club's supporters have planned a tribute march to the ground ahead of kickoff.

"After the game, there was a lot of emotion that we shared with them and we can imagine what it will be like at home with 30,000 people in the stadium".

Leicester players hold a banner in honour of late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after their Premier League win against Cardiff.

"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 said.

Chris Wood is set for an "emotional" return to King Power Stadium this Sunday (NZT).

"Khun Vichai was a great, respected person both at the club and in Leicester in general", he said. There will be a lot emotion around the game and we'll have to deal with that and pay our respects.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche and his coaching staff attended Leicester's game against West Ham but left before the accident occurred.