Leicester City open book of condolence for chairman as tributes pour in

Daniel Amartey

Leicester City helicopter crash: Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher pays tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Tycoon Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who acquired "The Foxes" in 2010 and led the club to Premier League success in the 2015/16 season, was one of five people killed when his helicopter span out of control and plummetted into a auto park beside the club's King Power Stadium at the weekend.

Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel was in tears as floral tributes were laid inside and outside the King Power Stadium on Monday.

Leicester opened the book of condolence on Tuesday for fans to pay their own tributes, the club erecting a marquee where well-wishers can leave their messages.

"Following Saturday evening's bad events at King Power Stadium, the thoughts and feelings of Leicester City FC are at the forefront of our minds", Choo said.

Investigators have recovered the flight data recorder from the helicopter of Leicester City's owner which crashed on Saturday.

Eric Swaffer's partner Izabela was also part of the tragic Leicester plane crash and the Polish-born lady was the co-pilot of the plane.

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Leicester had been due to play a Cup match overnight but it was postponed and it is not yet certain that Sunday's Premier League game away to Cardiff will go ahead.

As a mark of respect, players will wear black armbands at all Premier League fixtures this weekend.

A minute's silence was held at the city's two universities - Leicester and De Montfort - to remember the victims.

"It has been very, very hard for me".

"I was terribly shaken by the news", Ranieri told Sky Sport Italia in his first public reaction since the tragedy. He did a lot for me and Leicester and it is hard to speak about. "I'm hurting and I hadn't seen him for a year, as I left Leicester 18 months ago". He was such a good person; a good human.

"Our thoughts, of course, must now be with Khun Vichai's immediate family, as well as the King Power family, and I'm sure the wider football world will offer some solace for his loved ones". It was hard [to play against Tottenham] but I kept thinking about him. I was heartbroken. It was shocking for me to hear this news and for the other people who died with him.

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