Leicester City squad flies to Thailand to attend chairman's funeral ceremony

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Agencia EFE Thailand Nov 05, 2018, 10.40 AM (IST)

The Leicester City squad as well as members of staff on Sunday attended funeral rites in Bangkok for chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, whose death in a helicopter crash stunned the Premier League club.

Jamie Vardy, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and club captain Wes Morgan were among the players who took a 12-hour flight to attend a prayer ceremony in a Bangkok temple.

The squad had waited to compete in a Premier League match against Cardiff City before flying to Thailand to pay their respects.

They won the match 1-0, the first game since his death.

The players are due back in Leicester on Tuesday to prepare for their home match against Burnley at the weekend.

Vichai, 60, died last week along with four others when his private helicopter crashed and burst into flames in Leicester's car park shortly after taking off following a match.

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Vichai, 60, died last week along with four others when his private helicopter crashed and burst into flames in Leicester's car park shortly after taking off following a match.