Why Leicester fans are convinced chairman is watching over them today

Leicester fans marched for their late owner on Saturday afternoon- and are convinced he was watching over them.

Supporters walked from Jubilee Square to the King Power Stadium as they remembered Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash two weeks ago.

Injured duo Harry Maguire and James Maddison joined the walk which was also christened the ‘5,000-1 walk’ after the odds on Leicester winning the Premier League in 2016.

Blue and white balloons were put up around the square and a banner read: “Here’s to you Mr Chairman, Leicester loves you more than you could know.”

And as the march came to a close, a rainbow appeared in the sky – and it didn’t go unnoticed.


Lee Chappy said: "WalkForVichai ends with a rainbow into the KingPower stadium how fitting Rip Vichai Leicester loves you more than you will know."

And Sarah Harrison added: "A special rainbow for a special man."

Later Leicester will honour Srivaddhanaprabha with a tribute video and a minute’s applause during their clash with Burnley.

It is the first home match since Leicester owner Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed after his helicopter crashed in a car park near the club’s stadium.


There will be a tribute video 15 minutes prior to kick-off and a minute’s applause on the hour mark, the age of Srivaddhanaprabha when he died.

There will also be a remembrance parade at half-time to show respect to those who lost their lives during the First World War.Leicester will also honour their late chairman with a statue.

His son and vice-chairman Aiyawatt confirmed the commissioning of a statue in a personal tribute in a souvenir programme to be given to all fans at Saturday’s game.


"We will never be able to repay what he did for us — for me as his son, us as his family, everyone connected to Leicester City and beyond — but we are committed to honouring his memory and upholding his legacy," he wrote.

"Our continued growth as a Club, our state-of-the-art new training ground and our planned stadium expansion will help realise his vision for Leicester City.

"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. He will forever be in our hearts. He will never be forgotten."

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