Bluebirds offer support and condolences after Leicester tragedy

Last updated : 29 October 2018 By Michael Morris

C:WindowsTempphp9D87.tmpCardiff City CEO Ken Choo and owner Vincent Tan have offered their support and condolences after the helicopter crash that took the lives of five people on Saturday evening including Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The aircraft took off from the centre circle at the King Power Stadium after Leicester's 1 - 1 draw with West Ham with Srivaddhanaprabha on board with two of his staff members, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare and a crew of two Eric Swaffer and Izabela Lechowicz. But seconds later it crashed outside the ground taking all five lives.

Ken Choo said on Sunday morning: “Following Saturday evening’s terrible events at King Power Stadium, the thoughts and feelings of Leicester City FC are at the forefront of our minds.

"As such, we will be offering our support to Leicester City in any way necessary in respect of next weekend’s scheduled fixture.”

And on Monday Cardiff City issued the following statement from Vincent Tan.

“It is hard to find words at this time to express how deeply shocked and saddened I am by Saturday’s tragedy. My thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the family of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the families of all those who lost their lives.

“Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was a man I knew personally: an honest and caring man of virtue and integrity. I considered him a friend and somebody for whom I had the utmost respect and admiration.

“Such tragedies put the game of football into perspective. But it is our common bond that will now unite the football family in a time of such grief and adversity.

“We will all stand in support alongside our brothers and sisters in Leicester.”

Leicester have postponed their Carabao Cup fixture with Southampton on Tuesday this week. There is no news yet if they will want to postpone the Premier League game against Cardiff City at CCS due to be played this Saturday at 3pm.