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  • Helicopter belonging to Leicester City owner crashes outside KP Stadium.
  • Owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was thought to be on board when it crashed.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Leicester City.

A helicopter belonging to Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed outside the King Power Stadium after the Foxes’ draw with West Ham United last night.

Srivaddhanaprabha oversaw Leicester’s 5000/1 Premier League triumph. His investment and commitment to the cause at the KP was a huge contributor to their unlikely success.

He has completely changed the face of the football club, but it’s now unclear as to whether the club’s owner has served his last day in that position.

Srivaddhanaprabha usually leaves the stadium via a helicopter which lands in the middle of the pitch. Doing so has never been problematic before, but yesterday evening, tragedy struck.

Eye witnesses claim to have seen the helicopter spinning out of control soon after it left the turf. It subsequently crashed and erupted in a ball of flames. It has now been claimed that Srivaddhanaprabha was on board.

This is a tragedy for everyone with any affiliation to the beautiful game. Twenty two years to the week that we lost our Matthew Harding in a similar incident, our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Leicester.

We hope that yours will be too.

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