Watford fans unveil incredible banner in tribute to late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha before passing it to home supporters

WATFORD fans unveiled a banner in tribute to Leicester’s late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on another emotional day at the King Power Stadium.

It is little over a month since the Foxes’ chairman tragically passed away in a helicopter crash following a home game against West Ham.

Watford fans pay their respects to late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a huge banner that was then passed to home fans
Watford fans pay their respects to late Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a huge banner that was then passed to home fans
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Prior to kick-off against Javi Gracia’s Watford, the message was unfurled in the away end and met with a standing ovation from the entire ground.

It read: “Thank you Vichai for allowing us all to dream. Rest in peace.”

Vichai’s son and Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was in attendance to witness the touching moment.

‘Top’ was seen arriving at his seat in the King Power Stadium where he used to sit alongside his father.

Supporters all around the King Power Stadium united for a standing ovation as the banner was unveiled and then given to home fans
Supporters all around the King Power Stadium united for a standing ovation as the banner
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Foxes fans were quick to greet him with hand shakes and messages of support.

The club’s vice-chairman was clearly moved as he puffed out his cheeks and looked out at the supporters who have shown their love for his father.

It comes just days after Prince William and Kate met with Aiyawatt at the King Power Stadium as they paid their respects to Vichai.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is remembered in many ways - including Christmas baubles
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is remembered in many ways – including Christmas baubles
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In the match day programme, Aiyawatt wrote: “It was an amazing personal gesture for Their Royal Highnesses to visit us and to pay tribute to my father and those that lost their lives here on 27 October.

“I was so proud to be able to demonstrate how this city, our community, has come together in response to the accident.”

The tribute to his dad from Watford fans led to Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha providing free food to away supporters
The tribute to his dad from Watford fans led to Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha providing free food to away supporters
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