Savage reveals counselling after double blow
FORMER Wales international Robbie Savage admits he’s had to “re-evaluate his whole life” following the Leicester City helicopter tragedy and Glenn Hoddle’s heart attack last weekend.
Foxes chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others lost their lives when the Thai businessman’s helicopter crashed just outside Leicester’s King Power Stadium last Saturday night.
It came on the same day that Hoddle was rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Savage had been working alongside Hoddle at BT Sport studios before the ex-England boss collapsed.
And Savage admits he was left in tears after fearing the worst for Hoddle – who has since responded to treatment – after his collapse, adding that the tributes paid from around the football world to Srivaddhanaprabha and the other four victims of the helicopter crash has been overwhelming.
“Nothing on earth can prepare you for the terrible shock of what happened in the BT Sport studios last Saturday,” the for- mer Leicester midfielder wrote in his column for the Mirror.
“It was one of my worst experiences, the most shocking thing I have ever witnessed. And yet, if Glenn Hoddle makes a good recovery – and the early signs of him responding to treatment have been positive – it will also be the greatest result.
“It is no exaggeration to say it has made me re-evaluate my whole life.
“I have no time for negativity any more. Life is too precious.
And on the tragic events at Leicester, Savage wrote: “I only met Vichai once – at Leicester’s first-ever Champions League game, a 3-0 win in Belgium against Bruges, two years ago – and you could see he was such a proud man that night.
“When people talk about Leicester’s 5,000-1 long-shots pulling off the greatest miracle in the history of football, it was Vichai who gave the people a reason to dream.
“He was the man who made dreams come true. Rest in peace.
“The response of everyone connected with football has, at least, been overwhelming.”