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Leicester's trip to Cardiff to proceed as planned

01 November 2018

Leicester City will open a book of condolence this morning to allow fans to pay their respects to owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after his death in a helicopter crash.

On Tuesday evening, Leicester announced the Cardiff game will go ahead having postponed their Carabao Cup game with Southampton, which was due to be played on Tuesday.

The Thai billionaire was killed after the helicopter which picked him up from King Power Stadium on Saturday night crashed in a vehicle park just seconds after taking off.

Recalling the joyous celebrations around the city in 2016, when the club defied the odds and were crowned Premier League Champions, he noted that those feelings were far from the current mood in the city.

He told the club's website: "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".

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"As such, we will be offering our support to Leicester City in any way necessary in respect of this weekend's fixture".

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Pearson, who won the Championship title with Leicester under Srivaddhanaprabha, before performing a successful rescue mission in their first season back in the Premier League, paid tribute to someone he says had "an immeasurable influence on English football".

Former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson said he "could not have wished for a better boss" than late chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Pearson is credited with saving Leicester from relegation in 2014-15, his side winning seven of their last eight matches, before he was sacked after disagreements with the board.

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"This most definitely ensured the belief that sporting miracles can happen". People unable to visit the stadium can leave a message in an online book of condolence via the club's website.

Leicester's next match, against Southampton, has also been postponed.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) are still conducting their investigation into what caused Saturday's tragedy.

Amartey, who has been ruled out of action until January, went under the knife on Monday, and thus couldn't join Leicester squad that visited King Power Stadium later that day to pay tribute to their departed chief.

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Leicester's trip to Cardiff to proceed as planned