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Melbourne City fans hold up banner in touching tribute to Leicester

‘You are in our hearts’: Melbourne City fans hold up banner in touching tribute to Leicester and Ritchie De Laet thanks ‘boss’ following tragic death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

  • Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others in a helicopter crash
  • Banner read: ‘Leicester City you are in our hearts’ during match against Sydney
  • Melbourne defender Ritchie De Laet also paid tribute to the Thai businessman
  • De Laet spent four years at Leicester and was part of title-winning side in 2016

Melbourne City fans held up a banner in a touching tribute to Leicester following the tragic death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Thai businessman died along with four others in a devastating helicopter crash after the Foxes’ 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium with West Ham last Saturday.

Mr Srivaddhanaprabha, two of his staff and the aircraft’s two pilots were killed in the incident. 

Melbourne City fans held up a banner in a touching tribute to Leicester on Friday morning

Supporters of the A-League outfit held up a banner which read: ‘Leicester City you are in our hearts’ during the match against Sydney on Friday.

Defender Ritchie De Laet, who is currently on loan from Aston Villa at Melbourne, also paid tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha.

De Laet spent four years at Leicester and was part of the title-winning side two years ago.

Ritchie De Laet, who is on loan  at Melbourne, also paid tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Ritchie De Laet, who is on loan at Melbourne, also paid tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

On the back of his shirt during the warm up it read: ‘Thank you Vichai, thoughts and prayers with your family, RIP boss.’

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy revealed it has been the ‘hardest week’ of his life on Friday.

The Foxes visit Cardiff in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. 

Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others in a devastating helicopter crash last Saturday

Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others in a devastating helicopter crash last Saturday

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