Per BBC, “witnesses said they saw it just clear the stadium before it spiralled out of control and crashed in a fireball.”
Nigerian duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi posted their heart felt condolences after it was announced Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed when his helicopter crashed outside the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
It’s been commonplace for the owner’s helicopter to land on the pitch at the stadium following matches before flying him out of the stadium.
You were far too kind and supportive. Thank you for all you did for the club, for always encouraging the team and coming all the way to watch me play at the world cup. Rest on sir #theboss💔😢 pic.twitter.com/RY3fjz3TLD
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) October 28, 2018
May the good Lord accept your soul rest on boss 😭😭💔 pic.twitter.com/i9mvDyY9Gu
— Kelechi Iheanacho (@67Kelechi) October 28, 2018
The club enjoyed a remarkable rise under his guidance, earning promotion to the top flight and then sensationally winning the Premier League title in the 2015-16 campaign. The triumph was regarded as one of the biggest shocks in football history, with the Foxes famously 5,000-1 outsiders at the start of the campaign.
Iheanacho and Ndidi both arrived on the back of the fairy-tale Premier league title triumph
Srivaddhanaprabha was a popular figure with Foxes supporters, as he would often provide free hot dogs and beers for supporters on his birthday.
Leicester’s next scheduled match on Tuesday at the King Power Stadium against Southampton in the Carabao Cup has been postponed.
Following the crash, the match between Leicester’s women’s team and Manchester United Women on Sunday in the FA Women’s Championship was postponed