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Leicester’s Deceased Owner, Srivaddhanaprabha, to Receive Statue

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Leicester City plan to immortalise their own, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a statue at the King Power Stadium.

Srivaddhanaprabha was one of 5 to die last week Saturday when his helicopter crashed just after the Foxes drew against West Ham.

Leicester face Burnley in the first game back at the King Power since the tragedy occurred and the club has announced various plans to honour their fallen owner.

Supporters will march through Leicester to the King Power Stadium, where fans will be given commemorative scarves and pin badges ahead of a video tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha being shown on the big screen.

After this, there will be a wreath laid on the pitch with a two-minute silence observed before kick-off

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Speaking further on the plans to immortalise Vichai, his son,  Aiyawatt gave some more detail

“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,” Aiyawatt wrote in the pre-match programme.

“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.”

Under the leadership of Srivaddhanaprabha, the Foxes did the unthinkable in 2016: They won the Premier League trophy.

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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