Leicester City have released a statement over the tragic helicopter crash on Saturday night which killed the club chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others on board.
The helicopter, which was conveying the Thai billionaire club owner to Luton Airport for a flight to Thailand, crashed outside King Power Stadium at around 8.30pm after Leicester’s draw with West Ham.
The club, while regretting the loss and appreciating the condolence messages pouring in, said it has postponed two of the clubs matches coming up this week.
In its statement, it said: “Both Tuesday’s First Team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the Development Squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League international Cup have been postponed”
Read the full statement below:
According to witnesses, the aircraft’s engine stopped moments after it took off from the centre of the pitch, plummeting to the ground and bursting into flames in the club’s car park.