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Leicester fans march to the Burnley match as a tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Football News



Leicester face Burnley at the King Power Stadium on Saturday

Last Updated: 11/9/18 8:08 pm

Leicester fans will march from downtown to King Power Stadium to commemorate Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester fans will march from downtown to King Power Stadium to commemorate Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester fans will continue their tribute to club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a march to King Power Stadium ahead of Saturday's home match against Burnley.

Thousands of supporters are expected to take part in the journey from Jubilee Square in the city center, in memory of Srivaddhanaprabha and four others who were killed in a helicopter accident outside the King Power Stadium on October 27.

Saturday's match was the first at Leicester's home since the tragedy and club captain Wes Morgan was expecting an emotional afternoon.

Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in a helicopter accident outside the King Power Stadium

Srivaddhanaprabha and four others were killed in a helicopter accident outside the King Power Stadium

He said: "It will be difficult because this is the first home match and because of the circumstances in which it all happened, it will be very difficult, but we must keep our emotions together.

"We know the club is making a big deal today and we want to make sure everything goes according to plan, so it won't be easy.

"There is a lot of activity around the game and we have to focus on the game and appear."

Srivaddhanaprabha's name will be embroidered on Leicester's shirt during the first half against Burnley

Srivaddhanaprabha's name will be embroidered on Leicester's shirt during the first half against Burnley

Fans will start the parade at 12:45 a.m. and follow the route through the city which includes Upperton Road, Raw Dykes Road, and Western Boulevard.

Leicester has confirmed a special "Tribute to Khun Vichai" video will be displayed at the stadium ahead of kick-off and fans will also "receive a gift of warning scarves, pin badges, clapping banners and souvenir matchday programs" to honor Srivaddhanaprabha.

The match has also been chosen as a club Remembrance kit and will mark the centenary of the First World War Ceasefire.

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Wes Morgan said the Leicester players were determined to win for Srivaddhanaprabha

Wes Morgan said the Leicester players were determined to win for Srivaddhanaprabha

In a statement, the club said: "A two-minute silence will be observed before the match to honor the sacrifice and five lives lost at King Power Stadium, with supporters encouraged to lift their scarves during silence.

"At half-time, veterans and Armed Forces personnel will parade around the field. Donations will be received around the land for the Royal British Legion – a reason given that Remembrance's City Fixture has raised £ 250,000 in recent years.

"Tribute shirts will be worn by the players during their warm-up and the name Khun Vichai will be embroidered on team shirts during the first half.

Leicester has begun to & # 39; carefully and respectfully move & # 39; interest awards outside the King Power Stadium

Leicester has begun to & # 39; carefully and respectfully move & # 39; interest awards outside the King Power Stadium

"The second half shirt will give birth to the poppy embroidery symbol – a tradition that proudly started by Leicester City in 2003."

Leicester began the process "with caution and respectfully moved" a tribute to interest outside the King Power Stadium on Friday, and moved "various kinds of gifts, scarves, flags and irreplaceable personal mementos".

The club also confirmed the statue would be built outside the stadium in honor of Srivaddhanaprabha.

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