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Leicester players return to stadium to pay their respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester City players and manager Claude Puel have returned to the King Power Stadium to pay tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The club chairman was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash close to the stadium on Saturday night, shortly after the Foxes' match against West Ham.

Thai media have reported that his body has arrived in Bangkok ahead of his funeral tomorrow.

The ceremony is expected to last several days, in accordance with Buddhist tradition, and has been granted "Royal sponsorship"

Leicester City are looking into ways for players and staff can fly to Thailand for part of the funeral.

Kasper Schmeichel kneels in contemplation outside the King Power Stadium. Credit: ITV News Central

The players' visit comes ahead of their away match against Cardiff, their first since the disaster. A planned match against Southampton on Tuesday was postponed.

Manager Claude Puel said the entire team wanted to continue with the match, as tribute to their chairman.

  • Claude Puel's tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

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