Leicester City To Wear Special Tribute Shirt Vs Burnley To Honour Srivaddhanaprabha

Burnley's Kiwi striker Chris Wood set for 'emotional' return to Leicester City

Burnley's Kiwi striker Chris Wood set for 'emotional' return to Leicester City

Leicester City shared a 0-0 draw with Burnley at the King Power stadium on Saturday when football again took a back seat with emotional tributes to the club's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

His shocking death - moments after taking off from the pitch - sent shockwaves through Leicester, where the charismatic Vichai had become a beloved figure in the club and the city - a feat rarely achieved by Premier League clubs' billionaire owners.

The 5,000-1 walk is named after the odds the club overcame to win the Premier League title during their fairytale season in 2015-6.

The players will wear tribute T-shirts during their warm-up and in the first half the team will don shirts embroidered with Vichai's name.

Supporters attending the match will be presented with commemorative scarves, pin badges, clappers and programmes in honour of Srivaddhanaprabha.

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

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He admitted getting the players ready for the game against struggling Burnley had been tough.

"Our strength, spirit and positive attitude, as well as the support of our fans, will be very important".

Thousands of fans marched from Jubilee Square to the stadium before the Premier League game against Burnley.

Some tributes will be kept for a pitchside display for Saturday's match while others will be collected and preserved with the intention to incorporate them into the planned redevelopment and expansion of King Power Stadium.

"Khun Vichai was a great, respected person both at the club and in Leicester in general", he said.

Earlier on Friday, Leicester begun the hard task of moving tributes to Mr Srivaddhanaprabha - including flowers, shirts and poems - from outside the North Stand to a designated memorial area close to the accident site on the other side of the stadium. There will be a lot emotion around the game and we'll have to deal with that and pay our respects.

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