Le­ices­ter City bids farewell to owner

The Olympian - - Sports -

A melan­cholic lyric has been added to honor the owner who made one of the great­est sport­ing un­der­dog suc­cesses pos­si­ble: “Cham­pi­ons of Eng­land. You made us sing that.” It is why Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha will al­ways be held in deep re­gard by the peo­ple of Le­ices­ter, where soc­cer re­turned for the first time since the Thai en­tre­pre­neur’s death.

“The Boss” was the sim­ple mes­sage on many T-shirts as up to 20,000 peo­ple em­barked on a mile-long walk to the sta­dium where, two weeks ago, the 60-year-old owner died when his he­li­copter spi­raled out of con­trol shortly after tak­ing off from the cen­ter cir­cle. Le­ices­ter City, the 2015-16 Pre­mier League cham­pion as 5,000-to-1 un­der­dogs, tied Burn­ley 0-0.


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