Following their 1-0 victory over struggling Cardiff this afternoon, Leicester skipper Wes Morgan spoke warmly and with great affection of the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died tragically in a helicopter crash outside the King Power stadium last Saturday.
Morgan, who won the Premier League with the Foxes in 2016 under the ownership of the Thai billionaire, offered a heartfelt eulogy in his post-match interview.
“What he [late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha] has done for everyone, it is astonishing, he has such a big kind heart and it is rare to see in this day and age,” Morgan told Sky Sports.
“That’s the type of person he was, his generosity and always smiling. He was just a normal guy not a billionaire, which goes to show his character. We will miss him.’’
Football clubs all over the world gave their condolences following Srivaddhanaprabha’s death, and Leicester’s opponents today offered their own special tribute.
“I have to mention the support from Cardiff, and everyone, has been amazing. We went to see the tributes at the stadium and you see shirts from most teams, which is amazing and I want to say thank you to everyone that has come to show their support.
“The pictures and the videos speak for themselves, some of the boys were crying, understandably, but most importantly we got the win today.”
Leicester City play their first home game since the crash next weekend when they face Burnley.