‘There’ll be tears on the pavement’: Leicester bid farewell to Thai patron | Stuart James

by Theguardian

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha to be honoured at King Power Stadium after 20,000 fans march from city centre

As Richard Mobbs stands over the sea of tributes stretching out behind the entire length of the north stand at the King Power Stadium, taking in rival shirts, teddy bears, hundreds of bouquets and even the drum that has been making a racket at home games for more than a decade, his mind strays back to the awful events that led to this extraordinary outpouring of emotion in the city of Leicester.

“I was here on the Saturday, standing outside the main reception after the match, waiting to see people,” he says. “Then Kasper Schmeichel came charging out and lifted the barrier up, a security man also came running out and dropped his radio, I picked it up and the first thing he said was: ‘The helicopter’s gone down.’

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