Leicester Tributes: fans and players unite at Cardiff

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Leicester Tributes: fans and players unite at Cardiff.  Staff, players and fans in tears as they held a minute’s silence for their owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Done before their first match since his death.

Fans unfurled a huge flag tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha, from Thailand, before kick-off. Players wore their own t-shirt tributes to the man known affectionately as ‘The Boss’.

The Premier League match is the Foxes’ first. This since Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people killed in a helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium on 27 October.

Manager Claude Puel said the result in Cardiff is “not important”.  Forward Jamie Vardy said the players wanted to play at Cardiff so they can honour Srivaddhanaprabha.

The match was dedicated to the victims. Cardiff owner Vincent Tan writing in the match programme that Srivaddhanaprabha’s legacy would live forever. “The world of football lost a true pioneer and a visionary seven days ago,” Tan wrote

A second-half goal by Demarai Gray was enough to give the Foxes a 1-0 victory at Cardiff City.

Owner of Leicester City, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the other four people lost their lives on Saturday 27 October.

A sad and emotional week for fans and supporters. But the team was determined to play against Cardiff mainly in honour for the Club’s owner.

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