Nearly £20,000 Raised For The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: Leicester City chairman to be honoured with statue

Ranieri returns alongside fellow ex-Leicester City managers Craig Shakespeare and Nigel Pearson as the club pays tribute to late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in their first match at home since the death of their chairman.

Burnley boss Seach Dyche, whose team are now winless in five Premier League matches, commended the opposition.

The club will provide fans with scarves, pin badges, clappers and a commemorative programme for the match against Burnley while a special video will be screened inside the King Power Stadium ahead of kick-off.

Megan said: "I never thought it would end up this big".

"It does reconnect on how important football is to communities".

Both teams will wear black armbands during the game, with a two-minute silence to be observed before the kick off, while Leicester's players will wear the tribute shirts in the first half and shirts with a poppy emblem for the second to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

The club officially confirmed the tragic news on the following evening, with many Leicester City players taking to social media to offer their respects. "I saw it all happen".

Mourning fans have turned Leicester's stadium into a shrine for Vichai over the last two weeks and his son, Leicester's vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, revealed there will now be a permanent reminder of the charismatic owner in the form of the statue.

The LCFC Foxes Foundation, which has raised nearly £2M for local charities since its formation in 2011/12, has been renamed in honour of Khun Vichai, whose generosity saw him make over £4M in personal donations to local hospitals, universities and charities in recent years.

Puel has admitted getting the players ready for the game against struggling Burnley had been tough.

"After the game, there was a lot of emotion that we shared with them and we can imagine what it will be like at home with 30,000 people in the stadium".

"We had to get on with the game, particularly for us", he said.

"It's not easy to prepare this game, but the togetherness between us all, it's a good feeling, a good energy, a fantastic strength", he said.



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