Leicester will not play goal celebration music against Burnley as Kasabian hit ‘Fire’ is ditched for sombre occasion at the King Power Stadium following death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
- Leicester will not play the Kasabian song Fire usual if they score against Burnley
- The club are trying to hit the right note on what will be a sombre occasion
- It is the first home match since death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha
Leicester have announced that they will not play any goal celebration music should they score against Burnley.
The club play their first home match at the King Power Stadium since the death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash following the 1-1 draw with West Ham two weeks ago.
They normally play Kasabian’s Fire – but won’t on this occasion as they seek to set the right tone on a sombre occasion.
The song has the lyric ‘I’m on fire’ repeated throughout.
Leicester City will play no music should they score against Burnley on Saturday
The King Power Stadium usually celebrates while Kasabian’s hit tune Fire rings around
The club are also preparing a number of other tributes to Srivaddhanaprabha and those who died in the accident.
Kasabian, who are fronted by boyhood Foxes fans Tom Meighan and Sergio Pizzorno, have a long affinity with the club.
The band played a sold-out gig at the King Power following City’s title win in 2016, and their songs have been credited as a source of encouragement for that Premier League-winning campaign.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabh died in a tragic helicopter crash that killed four others 11 days ago
Speaking back in 2015, then boss Claudio Ranieri said after a win over Sunderland: ‘I think I know the Leicester fans very well. They are [passionate] supporters and I told my players “when you go on the pitch and you hear the song from Kasabian, that means they want warriors.” I want to see them as warriors for the fans.
‘Kasabian are a fantastic rock band from Leicester and I think the guitar man, Serge, is Italian. It’s good and I think they (the fans) love fighters. We are fighters.’
Meanwhile, Jamie Vardy is auctioning off use of his executive box at Leicester City on Saturday to raise money for the foundation of the late chairman.
Vardy and wife Rebekah are offering the public a chance to bid for a hospitality package in their box at the ground.
Jamie Vardy and other players attended their chairman’s funeral in Thailand on Monday
Fans can bid for by emailing [email protected]
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