Leicester City news: Players pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on late chairman’s 61st birthday


Leicester City news: Players pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on late chairman’s 61st birthday

Leicester City and the club’s players have paid tribute to their late chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on what would have been his 61st birthday.

April 4 marks Srivaddhanaprabha’s first birthday since his tragic death last October.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash

Harry Maguire, Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel were among the Leicester stars who sent their best wishes on Twitter.

Schmeichel wrote: “Today would have marked the 61st birthday of our beloved chairman.

“What this great man did for this club and this city and for football in general will never be forgotten. Thinking of his family today.”

Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium on October 27 after the Foxes’ Premier League match with West Ham.

The club celebrated his birthday during last Saturday’s home match against Bournemouth by handing out free beer and cupcakes to supporters.