Leicester City Players Fly To Owner's Funeral In Thailand

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Leicester paid an emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as the grief-stricken club won 1-0 at Cardiff following their owner's tragic death, while Alexandre Lacazette's late equalizer gave Arsenal a 1-1 draw against new Premier League leaders Liverpool on Saturday.

There could have been no more flawless summation of what their lost chairman Vichai Srivaddhahaprabha, killed in a horrific helicopter crash at the Kingpower Stadium last Saturday, had given these Leicester City's supporters.

Unfortunately the gesture saw him cautioned - a player removing a shirt leads to a yellow card under the game's laws.

Prominent figures in Thailand's music and sporting scene were also in attendance to honour the odds-defying life of Vichai, 60, who along with four others died in a helicopter accident moments after they departed the football club's pitch a week ago.

"(The day was) emotional, yes, but that is not necessarily a bad thing.

"We talked about having to just stick together and be what we always have been - a family".

People pay their respects at the sea of tributes to the victims of the crash at Leicester City Football Club's King Power Stadium. "The way everyone at the club handles themselves is a testament to the family Vichai built", Schmeichel said. "We did it for him and his family". "Whether it be player, staff, stadium staff, security - whatever it may be - everyone is equal and part of the family".

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"Every single player wanted to get out there to be at the funeral", Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel said.

While Probert was correct to apply the law, I feel that in exceptional circumstances such as this referees should be able to manage situations and use some common sense.

As Mr Srivaddhanaprabha's body arrives in Thailand, mourners are attending the final preparations at the temple in Bangkok ahead of the ceremony tomorrow.

The Leicester manager spoke of his pride on Saturday (local time) and said his players had grown as people over the past week.

"I think it will be harder to retain the Premier League title because last season nobody was expecting us to win as many games and to reach that level of points, so this season the teams know they have to do better to beat us", Metro UK quoted Silva as saying. Demarai Gray's victor midway through the second half was finished on the half-volley from 10 yards (9.1m) after a neat delivery from Ben Chilwell down the left.

Leicester held on to win 1-0, a result we were all kind of hoping and rooting for - bar Cardiff fans, naturally.

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