Cardiff City Owner Vincent Tan has paid tribute to his friend, Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died on Saturday.
Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed shortly after takeoff from Leicester City’s King Power Stadium.
The 60 year old Thai billionaire died along with colleagues Nursara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Rosa Lechowicz after their aircraft got into difficulties just meters away from their takeoff position on the stadium’s pitch.
Following confirmation of the victims on board Tan, who knew Srivaddhanaprabha personally, paid tribute to “an honest and caring man of virtue and integrity” that he considered a personal friend.
With Leicester having postponed their midweek meeting with Southampton in the Caraboa Cup it is likely that Cardiff City will be their first opponents since the disaster, when they visit the City Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.