Leicester to wear two different shirts during Burnley match in tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha 4 months ago

Leicester to wear two different shirts during Burnley match in tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester City are planning several tributes to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in their first home game since the tragic death of the club's popular owner.

Leicester host Burnley on Saturday afternoon, two weeks since the helicopter accident which claimed the life of Srivaddhanaprabha and four others.

"There is a lot of emotion around it, before, during and afterwards," Foxes manager Claude Puel said in anticipation of this weekend's match.

"But the players have shown great maturity, it is like a family. It is important to honour our chairman and play a good game.

"We will manage the moment step by step but I feel in my players' focus and soul. They have learned a lot about themselves in all this and I am proud of them all."

The club will provide fans with scarves, pin badges, clappers and a commemorative programme for the match against Burnley while a special video will be screened inside the King Power Stadium ahead of kick-off.

Leicester's players will wear tribute t-shirts for their warm-up and the first half of the game will see the hosts sport jerseys with Srivaddhanaprabha's name proudly displayed.

They will switch shirts for the second half to jerseys which will feature an embroidered poppy in honour of Remembrance Sunday.

A two-minute silence is expected to be held before the match.

Khun Vichai’s son and Leicester's vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed on Friday that the club will  immortalise their late owner with a statue outside the stadium.

"We will never be able to repay what he did for us – for me as his son, us as his family, everyone connected to Leicester City and beyond – but we are committed to honouring his memory and upholding his legacy," Aiyawatt said.

"Our continued growth as a Club, our state-of-the-art new training ground and our planned stadium expansion will help realise his vision for Leicester City

"I plan to commission a statue of my father, for outside King Power Stadium, as a permanent and fitting tribute to the man that made it all possible.

"He will forever be in our hearts. He will never be forgotten."