Leicester City walk for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha: Thousands of fans march in poignant tribute to club chairman killed in helicopter crash

Thousands of Leicester City fans have joined a ‘Walk for Vichai’ paying tribute to the club’s chairman who died in a helicopter crash outside the King Power stadium.
Moving images showed crowds of fans marching from Jubilee Square to the King Power Stadium ahead of the club’s match against Burnley on Saturday afternoon.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed along with four other people after the helicopter they were travelling in crashed on October 27.
The march has been dubbed the ‘5000-1 walk’ after the odds the club overcame to win the Premier League in 2016.
Some players joined the march to the King Power Stadium (Action Images via Reuters)
It was led by players Harry Maguire and James Madison.
Pictures from the march show fans dressed in the club’s blue colour and holding banners.
One banner read: “Today this city is united.”
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, son of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, attended the shrine on Saturday before the match (PA)
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, the son of the chairman, was seen attending the shrine at the King Power stadium. 
He was cheered by fans as they arrived. 
A man wears a shirt in tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (Action Images via Reuters)
The memorial was the idea of Megan Elliott, 14 and her sister Casey, 11.
Meghan told the BBC: “I never thought it would end up this big.
“When we met Vichai in Madrid he was lovely, cheerful and happy."
“Today shows how loved and respected he was. Not just by the club but by the entire community.”
Fans wore the club's colours and held banners in memory of the club's former chairman (PA)
Fans attending today’s match will be given commemorative items such as scarves, pin badges and programmes in honour of the chairman.
"A special 'Tribute to Khun Vichai' video will be shown on the big screens at 2:45pm prior to our 3pm kick-off and fans will receive gifts of commemorative scarves, pin badges, clap banners and souvenir matchday programmes in honour of the club's late chairman," Leicester said in a statement.
During the match, Leicester City players will wear different shirts in each half of the game.Mr Srivaddhanaprabha's name will be embroidered on the players' match shirts during the first half, while their second-half shirts will bear the embroidered poppy symbol, the club said.
Mr Vichai was among five people who died in the helicopter crash.
Nursara Suknamai, Kaveporn Punpare, Eric Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowicz were also on board.