You cared so deeply for not just the club but for the entire community- Schmeichel on late Leicester owner
Written by: Sushobhan De
Football world mourns the demise of the Foxes chief as numerous players write the heartiest tributes to the boss.
English premier league side Leicester City’s owner and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s death has shocked the football world overnight. Reportedly the chairman died due to a “helicopter crash” taking place near the King power stadium which also the home ground for 2015-2016 EPL champions.
The fact to reminisce, Vichaai took charge as Leicester's owner as the successor of Milan Mandarich, who was the ex-chairman of the prestigious club.
Among many others who wept for his death, Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel wrote an open letter to the man behind Leicester's upsurge in the recent past.
The Danish International seemed deeply hurt and anguished by the incident taking place on 27th October as was dejected writing the tribute to his boss. He wrote, "I cannot believe this is happening. I am totally devastated and heartbroken. I just cannot believe what I saw last night. It just doesn't seem real!"
His emotions, in full
Kasper also wrote about Srivaddhanaprabha’s contribution not only to the club but also to the charities and hospitals he made for the people in Leicester. Vichaai’s noble and hardworking mindset to develop Leicester as one of the biggest clubs in Europe and steered a great deal of belief in the players that the bigger things can be achieved in the future. Kasper wrote.
“Never have I ever came across a man like you. So hard working, so dedicated, so passionate, so kind and so generous in extreme.”
“You gave me experiences that only happen in fantasy”
The 31-year-old Leicester City and Denmark goalkeeper also wrote about Vichaai’s vision for the club and homely environment he created for the players and fans. Schmeichel also commited to paper about his awareness of what could be the best remedy for this huge vacancy made by the demise of Srivaddhanaprabha.
Along with him, other players paid their tribute. With the grave news hitting the squad and fans alike, the Premier League teams on Sunday mourned the lives lost in the air crash. The tributes are as follows.
Words can’t describe how I feel. A truly great, kind, loving man who will be missed so much by everyone.— Harry Maguire (@HarryMaguire93) October 28, 2018
I will never forget the Chairman’s support, not only during my time @LCFC but also during the World Cup ???? RIP ❤ #TheBoss pic.twitter.com/66aGjGGwX9
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Struggling to find the right words....but to me you are legend, an incredible man who had the biggest heart, the soul of Leicester City Football Club. Thank you for everything you did for me, my family and our club. I will truly miss you.... may you rest in peace...#theboss
Devastating news.— Harvey Barnes (@harveybarnes97) October 28, 2018
You will always be remembered for everything you did and the opportunities you gave to the club, the players and the city. A truly great man ???????? pic.twitter.com/tBWEH4pi04
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
Leicester City will travel to Cardiff City in their next Premier League game this weekend.
Published: Mon Oct 29, 2018 05:51 PM IST