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Updated: Lambert Pays Respects at Leicester
Monday, 29th Oct 2018 12:03

New Blues boss Paul Lambert has visited the King Power Stadium to pay his respects to the five people killed in Saturday’s helicopter crash, who included Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Srivaddhanaprabha, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, who were members of his staff, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz all died in the crash which followed the Foxes’ 1-1 draw with West Ham.

Since Sunday morning fans have been laying flowers and tributes at the stadium.

“First and foremost it’s tragic, a real, real shock,"Lambert told Sky Sports. "I live not too far from here myself.

"I think what has happened here has been incredible, the running of the club and what’s happened with winning the league.

“But I think everybody knows, when you lose lives, football is nothing. This is a major, major shock to the people of Leicester as well.”

Asked about Srivaddhanaprabha's legacy, he added: “As I say, I’ve stayed up here for the last few years and this football club grew, the city grew and I think when Leicester won the title it became a worldwide known football club. It was all down himself and everybody worked here. I just can’t believe it, it’s a shock, it really is.”

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SamWhiteUK added 12:13 - Oct 29

TheTrueBlue1878 added 12:15 - Oct 29
Nice touch.

Pumpee1980 added 12:15 - Oct 29
👍 👏

Suffolkboy added 12:15 - Oct 29
Thanks for attending both personally and representing ITFC : a real tragedy for all who knew and respected them , and for LCFC.

Bluefish11 added 12:15 - Oct 29
Truly tragic event and a lesson in how a club and chairman can have such a great impact on a city, meanwhile most ITFC fans would not know our chairman if he sat next to them, other than finding their wallet empty! Nice touch from Lambert.

Lightningboy added 12:25 - Oct 29
Nice one Paul.

RIP all involved 💙🙏🏻

CavendishBlue added 12:26 - Oct 29
Very classy.Great start paul

PortmanTerrorist added 12:28 - Oct 29

I_AM_GOD added 12:32 - Oct 29
Such a tragic event, not just for the club there but football as a whole.

This shows the level of respect some of the owners of clubs have earned. The stories of his interactions with fans and public around the club are good to hear in this modern world where some owners probably never see the fans outside of the stands.


stevieg added 12:33 - Oct 29
Quality Paul thankyou for representing ITFC. Can you teach Marcus how to behave

martin587 added 12:41 - Oct 29
The terrible tragedy of Leicester owner and the other personnel on board was truly horrific.Also the Heart attack to Glen Hoddle.We all I’m sure send our very best wishes to all the family and friends involved.
A very nice touch from Paul Lambert as well.

bluejake78 added 13:17 - Oct 29
Thanks PL.

SitfcB added 13:23 - Oct 29
Unbelievably sad. A man who made the impossible, possible. Won’t ever forget Leicester winning the league in the way they did.

Did so much, not just for Leicester City FC but the city itself.

A sad day for football 😞

Swn98 added 13:29 - Oct 29
Full respect Pl,
Having read about the deeds the LCFC owner has done for the Club and Leicester in general a tragic loss.

JewellintheTown added 13:30 - Oct 29
100% credit to the guy. He could be forgiven for just sending a condolence message to LCFC considering the new appointment and pressure he must be under here to get a hold on our club ASAP, but top bloke to see there are more important things to do in life at this time. Teaches perspective.
May they RIP and condolences to LCFC , bereaved family & friends & those affected. Thoughts with Glen Hoddle & family for a swift and full recovery too.

Carl2588 added 13:49 - Oct 29
Pure class from PL truly tragic event what an absolute model of an owner alot more owners should take a leaf and also very sad for all involved thoughts to all and all affected with Glen hoddle speedy recovery sir!

dirtydingusmagee added 13:50 - Oct 29
good man, . Condolences to all families involved. Monumental loss to the club.Thoughts with all connected to LCFC.

Draws_apoint_ added 13:55 - Oct 29
Poor taste using this tradgey to have dig at Marcus Evans. Well done Paul Lambert.

Sourdough added 14:42 - Oct 29
Attending two tragic events in two days, he's tough.

floridaboy added 15:22 - Oct 29
Why oh why do some have to mention ME. What good will that do. Credit to PL for going there.

And credit for attending the AGM as well!

ThaiBlue added 17:00 - Oct 29
Nice touch Paul Lambert bit of class at a very sad time for Leicester fc and the people of leicester.god bless you all

gt81 added 18:41 - Oct 29
Condolences to all the family and friends of Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha, and those connected to Leicester City Football Club.

A terrible tragedy, but leaves a wonderful legacy and one of football's enduring memories.

Rest in peace.

Zondervanromeo added 19:53 - Oct 29
Top fella think we have got the right guy now

FromIpswichToPhoenix added 20:17 - Oct 29
It's inspiring reading all of the well wishes people from all over the world have sent to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. He was truly loved by the city. He wasn't just an owner, he donated £2m to the Leicester Children's Hospital charity, £1m to the Foxes Foundation for community causes and £1m to Leicester University's medical department. He was a part of the city's life blood. I wish we had the same kind of love and adoration for our owner. Vichai showed it can be done and football doesn't need to be as divisive as it sometimes gets. This is a huge loss for Leicester. Devastating.

cranky_old_tractor added 22:52 - Oct 29
Devasted. My condolences to all the family of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the families of the helicopter pilots in UK / Poland and Leicester City football club. A nice touch Mr Lambert

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