Leicester players pray for good news after owner’s helicopter crashes

Leicester players including Jamie Vardy pray for good news after owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s helicopter crashes outside King Power Stadium

  • Helicopter belonging to Leicester owner crashed outside King Power Stadium
  • It isn’t clear whether Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter
  • Leicester players including Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire reacted on Twitter

Leicester players including Jamie Vardy have reacted on social media after the club owner’s helicopter burst into flames having crashed in a car park outside the King Power Stadium.

It isn’t clear whether Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was in the helicopter at the time of the crash.

A large fire broke out in the car park but has been put out.

The helicopter belonging to Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed outside the King Power Stadium

The helicopter belonging to Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed outside the King Power Stadium

A large fire broke out in the car park but was eventually put out 

A large fire broke out in the car park but was eventually put out 

Leicester owner Srivaddhanaprabha often leaves the ground by helicopter

Leicester owner Srivaddhanaprabha often leaves the ground by helicopter

Srivaddhanaprabha was at the game but it is unclear whether the Leicester owner was in the helicopter at the time of the crash

Srivaddhanaprabha was at the game but it is unclear whether the Leicester owner was in the helicopter at the time of the crash

Vardy reacted with a tweet containing praying emojis, with team-mates Harry Maguire and Wilfred Ndidi doing likewise.

Defender Ben Chilwell tweeted: ‘Speechless’ followed by praying emojis. 

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy was among the Leicester players to react on social media

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy was among the Leicester players to react on social media

Defender Harry Maguire also reacted to the incident on Twitter as he posted praying emojis

Defender Harry Maguire also reacted to the incident on Twitter as he posted praying emojis

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Srivaddhanaprabha was in attendance as Leicester faced West Ham on Saturday evening, with the game ending 1-1.

The crash occurred more than an hour after the game had finished. 

It is often the case that Srivaddhanaprabha leaves the ground by helicopter, taking off from the centre circle of the pitch. 

Srivaddhanaprabha purchased Leicester in August 2010 following a three-year shirt sponsorship deal.

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