Leicester City Beat Cardiff City 1 – 0 Following Owner’s Tragic Death
Leicester paid an emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as the grief – stricken club won 1-0 at Cardiff following their owner’s tragic death.
Thai billionaire Vichai was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium following last Saturday ’s match against West Ham .
The horrific accident triggered a week of mourning in Leicester and around the world of football .
With Vichai’s funeral underway on Saturday in Bangkok, Leicester headed to Cardiff for a match that served as a chance to honour their late owner and begin the healing process.
While results have been rendered irrelevant by the crash, it was fitting that Leicester took the points in their first match since Vichai ’s death , thanks to Demarai Gray ’s second-half winner at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Leicester’s players had worn white t- shirts bearing Vichai ’s image and the words “ The Boss” on the front of them during the pre – match warm- up .
On the back an inscription read “ Khun Vichai You Will Be Forever In Our Hearts” .
A minute’s silence was impeccably observed , with a wreath laid on the pitch and images of Vichai shown on the scoreboards behind either goal .