Leicester City Players Arrive Thailand For Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s Funeral

Leicester City Players Arrive Thailand For Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's Funeral

Leicester City players have arrived Thailand for the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's funeral, who died in a helicopter crash.

Jamie Vardy and Leicester City captain Wes Morgan are among the players attending the club's owner ‘s funeral in Bangkok for the next two days.

The helicopter crashed after taking off from the club's stadium on 27 October, killing Mr. Vichai and four others.

Leicester City Owner Dies In Helicopter Crash Alongside 4 Others
Leicester City Owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

The Leicester players travelled to Thailand on the 12-hour flight on Saturday after winning 1-0 at Cardiff City in the Premier League, in the first match since his death.

They will join Buddhist prayers for Mr. Vichai on Sunday and Monday before heading back to the UK to prepare for their home game against Burnley on Saturday.

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England defender Harry Maguire and manager Claude Puel are also among those who have travelled but a few players have not come, including Demarai Gray, who scored the winning goal at Cardiff.

Head of the BBC's South East Asia correspondent, Jonathan said: “This is a more formal atmosphere than the players will have experienced during the moving tributes to Mr. Vichai in Britain.”

Nusara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner, Izabela Roza Lechowicz, also died in the crash at the King Power Stadium.

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