Heartbroken Riyad Mahrez Pays Emotional Tribute To Leicester City Owner

This image made from video shows a burning helicopter in a parking lot outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester England shortly after a Premier League game on Saturday Oct. 27 2018

His Royal Highness, as President of the Football Association, stated, "My thoughts today are with the family and friends of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and all the victims of the bad crash at Leicester City Football Club".

Tributes from fans and players have continued to grow outside the club's North Stand while a group of Buddhist monks held a service on Tuesday.

Floodlights at the club's King Power Stadium will have attracted moths which draw in birds, one theory raised in an online forum for professional pilots suggests.

Police have named the other victims of the crash as passengers Izabela Roza Lechowiczas, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, and pilot Eric Swaffer.

The match will go ahead as planned in Cardiff, with a minute's silence before kickoff and players wearing black armbands as a mark of respect for Leicester chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people who were killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday.

Mahrez, who joined City in the summer, was a key figure in Leicester's stunning Premier League triumph in 2015-16 and was affected by the events at the King Power Stadium over the weekend. He was a good man and always had a positive word for everyone.

"Vichai would come into the rooms regularly, but you would never feel like there's pressure on you". I was very, very sad - that's why when I scored, I put my hands up for him. "It's not easy to hear this type of stuff", Mahrez said.

"It's been very hard", said Mahrez. What happened made me realise how important my dad was to many people all over the world and I'm touched by how many people kept him close to their hearts. He was such a good person; a good human. "My family and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your honest kindness and good intentions during the most hard time for us".

"It is with extreme difficulty that I write to express and offer my honest condolences and support to the Srivaddhanaprabha and wider King Power family", Pearson writes.

"I'm proud of the effort, we created a lot of chances. He was very special", Mahrez added.

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