Monday, 10 December, 2018

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

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Cary Erickson | 10 November, 2018, 20:32

"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".

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

Under its new name, The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation will continue to use football as a force for good in the community in a way that reflects the generosity, care and love of the Club's late Chairman.

"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".

The club will provide fans with scarves, pin badges, clappers and a commemorative programme for the match against Burnley while a special video will be screened inside the King Power Stadium ahead of kick-off.

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

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Dmitri Baga had hit the post in the first half from long range and Nikolai Signevich followed sit on the hour mark. After the match Sarri said he was far more satisfied with three points than his team's performance.

Claudio Ranieri, Nigel Pearson and Craig Shakespeare - three former Leicester City managers - will be guests for the game against Burnley on Saturday, as the club prepares to make an emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The second-half shirts will bear the poppy symbol in honour of those who have given their lives in war, with the match selected as the club's annual remembrance fixture, 100 years after the end of World War I.

Thousands of supporters walked to the stadium from the city centre before the Premier League game, which was preceded by two minutes silence for the Thai billionaire.

Leicester City Council have confirmed the route will head towards De Montfort University campus and along the riverside to the King Power Stadium.

"Vichai was a great, respected person, both at the club and Leicester in general".

He said: "It's going to be tough as it's the first home game back and because of the circumstances of how it all happened, it's going to be very tough, but we'll have to keep our emotions together".