Leicester City remembers Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha during rainbows, celebrations and tears



The rainbow appeared over the King Power Stadium before the first game of a helicopter tragedy

As thousands of people left the city of Leicester on the march to King Power Stadium in memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the heavens opened. When they reached the destination, the sun shone and the rainbow threw a spectacular bow across the sky.

Changing the mood of the weather was symbolic of the day that traveled through all emotions, from sadness to celebration. There is also a memory, as the fans and legends of the club remembered the 60-year-old owner of Leicester and four others who died in a helicopter accident outside the stadium after drawing with West Ham United two autumns.

A sweeping blue and white carpet of flowers and tributaries, which were always spread outside the King Power Stadium, moved to a certain area on Friday to return the football to the arena, which was sadly witnessed spectacularly.

In fact, for the second week in a row, this was not the result of Leicester City football.

It is about the events that surround them, about the city that is still in shock and the recovery after the death of a Thai businessman, simply known as The Boss, whose vision, ambitions and investment have led to the most likely story of success in the history of British sports when Leicester City won the Premier League in 2016.

This was their first game of royal power, as these tragic events and the stadium are still a sanctuary to the achievements of Srivaddhanaprabha. Thousands of shirts, flags and banners – from the color of Barcelona giants to local youth clubs Dunton and Broughton United FC – make a kaleidoscope of colors, as this shows through the cutting of the raw Dykes, the aqueduct for the old Roman Leicester.

There was an atmosphere in the vicinity of the silence under construction, in order to begin, as the excellent and good of the past in Leicester City proved to be respectful.

Lovers and players pay an emotional gift in Leicester

Former manager Nigel Pearson was among the first arrivals with former football director Steve Walsh before Claudio Ranieri – a modest and popular Italian architect of this victory – wrote with his successor Craig Shakespeare and this outstanding manager Leicester of the past, Martin O Neill.

They comprised thousands of people who joined them, led by Leicester City stars, including heroic world heroes Harry Maguire and James Maddison, who were not involved in Burnley.

Walker 5,000-1, named after Leicester's odds at the start of the season that won the title, is from the Jubilee Square to the King Power Stadium. Estimates of how much they co-operated differed, but they appeared in large numbers.

The snooker player and Leicester City Willie Thorne speaker said: "Today is the celebration of Vichy's life. Is there any other president in the world that would be supported?" I should never forget. "

In these parts he will not forget. When he was in the stadium, huge screens embarked on his image, accompanied by messages of thanks and gratitude from around the world.

Others who lost their lives also remembered Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare and Eric Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowicz.

And even for scenes, among those who compete in the Leicester match, they go smoothly, there was still the indispensable air of the club, which remains in shock after the last two weeks of events.

The playing area was surrounded by hundreds of t-shirts, flags and banners, while each was seated at the site with Leicester's blue and white bouquets with "Mr. President" on the one hand, and "Forever In Our Hearts" on the other.

A two-minute silence took place before the game

When the long-time club ambassador and former player Alan Birchenall, the always-present player before the game, paid his personal day, said: "Without it, nothing could happen. Our dream."

He followed a video that traveled along the Vichai route in Leicester.

It was originally looked at in complete silence – the faucet could be heard if one fell – until the applause would be half way through this very moving record of his time at the club, he showed how he mixed with the players easily and standing on the front foreign bus during the parade of the address.

There were more tears when these golden, glorious memories were repeated and re-displayed.

When they continued to respect, his son Aiyawatt laid a wreath and an upcoming memorial Sunday before the two-minute silence, when the dignitaries joined Prime Minister Richard Scudamore and the president of the football federation Greg Clarke.

When Aiyawatt, known as Top, returned to his usual place, he saw an empty seat on his left, where his father watched the joyful, spectacular events he could not even foresee when he bought Leicester City.

Together, they wrote this story, and this emotional image emphasizes that the son will now inherit the club, which his father thus shaped in his eight-year rule.

Aiyawatt wrote in the 100-page program of the memorial competition: "We will never be able to repay what he has done for us – to me as his son, me and his family, all connected to Leicester City and beyond – but we have committed ourselves to respecting his memory and the preservation of his legacy.

"Our further growth as a club, our state-of-the-art new school and our planned expansion of the stadium will help realize your vision for Leicester City."

On the playground, Leicester was supported by poor emotions in the twilight hours, but inevitably they lost momentum when the game progressed. These players and staff are past physical and emotional stresses over the past fourteen days, including around 12,000 kilometers to Bangkok to attend the Vichai funeral.

Son of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabhi, Aiyawatt, showed the envelope of a young fan during the game

Burnley and their supporters had their role, with manager Sean Dyche, apparently after the game, which revealed that he was visiting King Power Stadium on Friday night to pay his own respect.

After the final whistle, Aiyawatt sank to the field to take the warmth of Leicester fans who gave such support – and in this last chapter of that day, unity and celebration were revealed between sadness.

He rose to the flag of Thailand, recognized the crowd and returned with a move with a prolonged ovation weight, while the players continued to join him in the stadium round – along with clearly moved Ranieri, Pearson and Shakespeare and the title – defending champion Robert Huth and Argentine midfielder Esteban Cambiasso, who played his own story in Leicester.

This was an appropriate ending of the flexible day led by Leicester City, Burnley and all participants.

The game was random in a broader context. Low pressure non-alcoholic stallion.

But that day was not about this.

He was gifted and remembered Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and everything he brought to this place. It was a day when Leicester and Leicester were proud of him.


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