In honor and remembrance of Leicester City owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the players played with great will and nerve to beat Cardiff City on an emotive day as the Foxes returned to action for the first time since the helicopter crash.
On an afternoon when football seemed both an irrelevance and a form of release for Leicester’s grieving players and fans, the two clubs united to remember Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the other four people who lost their lives on 27 October.
Leicester’s players were visibly moved during a minute’s silence and, after the laying of wreaths before the match, there were further tributes including the unfurling of banners shared between the two sets of fans, who joined forces to create a stirring atmosphere of rare solidarity.
Once the match at Cardiff City Stadium was under way, it was contested as fiercely as any Premier League fixture with chances at both ends in a goalless but competitive first half. Leicester city players wore T-shirts with the owner’s picture ahead of the game
The celebrations continue as the Leicester fans go through their repertoire of songs.The players stand in a line applauding.
A picture of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha holding the Premier League trophy is then held up by some of the players, including Gray and Maddison.
Leicester fans with their scarves above their heads continue to sing, Kasper Schmeichel hugs every single player.
The team and backroom staff then goes over to their fans and applauds them.