Mahrez honours Srivaddhanaprabha after Wembley victor

Mahrez honours Srivaddhanaprabha after Wembley victor

Schwarzer joined Leicester City prior to the fairytale 2015-16 season which saw the underdog club ascend to a Premier League title, and he lauded Srivaddhanaprabha for his relationship with the playing group.

The winger celebrated his sixth-minute strike at Wembley Stadium by pointing both of his arms skyward in memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died with four other people when his helicopter crashed outside Leicester's stadium after a match on Saturday.

The Thai billionaire is expected to be flown from England to his home country this week for final final funeral rights.

Leicester are also planning to build a new $100 million training facility that will bear his name.

In a statement, Leicester said they would make an announcement "in due course" on the rearranged date for the cup tie with Southampton.

Leicester have followed the example of its sister club OH Leuven, who have postponed their midweek fixture - but the Belgian club will play at the weekend. Their match against Tubize on Saturday will go ahead. He did a lot for me and Leicester and it is hard to speak about.

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Mahrez won the Premier League title at Leicester City during Srivaddhanaprabha's reign and had a close bond with the club's chairman.

'His quiet yet authoritative aura, presence and personality have had an immeasurable influence on English football.

That hardly made for great PR for the most marketed soccer league in the world, and it probably didn't help the quality on show between two of the Premier League's top clubs, who both play an attractive passing game.

The Foxes confirmed the book will remain open for 14 hours every day "for the foreseeable future".

Optus Sport expert Mark Schwarzer has touched on the impact that recently deceased Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha had on the club during his tenure. Supporters continue to lay their tributes, including flowers, scarves and shirts to the ever-growing shrine which now extends down one side of the stadium (pictured bottom).

Crash investigators say they will begin analysing data from the helicopter's black box.

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