Leicester Confirm Statue For Late Chairman

9 November 2018, 18:19

Leicester City Helicopter crash tributes

Leicester City have confirmed a statue will be built in memory of their late chairman.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died alongside four others in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium a fortnight ago.

The club says the memorial will reflect the "remarkable impact" he had on the club and community.

His son - Khun Aiyawatt - made the announcement following discussions between the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the club on the most appropriate way to honour his father's memory and the Club's remarkable journey under his Chairmanship.

He said: "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," Khun Aiyawatt writes.

"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."

The club says further details on the commissioning and the statue's positioning at King Power Stadium will be confirmed in due course.

Plans for Saturday's sold-out visit of Burnley include gifts of commemorative scarves, pin badges, clap banners and the souvenir programmes for supporters in attendance, while a very special 'Tribute to Khun Vichai' video will be shown on the big screens at 2:45pm.