Leicester honors Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with tributes flowing out of the King Power stadium

Leicester City honored its late owner and president Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with an extraordinary tribute outside the King Power stadium, in view of Fox's first return match from the tragic helicopter crash.

Srivaddhanaprabha, known throughout the club as simply "The Boss", was killed along with four others after his helicopter lost control by taking off from the stadium following the most recent Premier League home game against West Ham.

Leicester will return to King Power on Saturday, where he will host Burnley for the first game at the stadium after Vichai's death.

Masses of tributes were placed outside the King Power Stadium in honor of the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Fans also marched en masse in front of the Burnley home game on Saturday afternoon

They paid tribute to the owner who played a crucial role in his club by winning an unlikely Premier League title in 2016

The Leicester players applaud the participants as they walk on the ground before the Premier League meeting

Characters like Harry Maguire and James Maddison took part in the walk on the ground while paying tribute to Vichai

The parking lot in which the tragic helicopter accident occurred is now a sea of ​​flowers and tributes for the Thai business man

At the center was a large photograph of Vichai, along with his familiar title "The Boss" that the players called him

The fans gathered in mourning to say their last goodbyes to the owner who had such a drastic impact on the club

Supporters have placed Leicester t-shirts from different eras on the tribute site in honor of Vichai

A condolence book was opened immediately after the tragic incident and remains available to fans for signature

Parking outside the stadium, where those on board the helicopter came to an fateful end, is now transformed into a sea of ​​flowers, Leicester shirts and decorative tribute.

In the middle we see a large photograph of Vichai, on top of a garland that reads "The Boss" – the nickname that everyone around the club called the Thai business man like.

A condolence book was opened by the club the day after the tragic event, and remains available to fans attending the home match with Burnley to sign.

Supporters could be seen making the trip to the King Power much earlier than usual on Saturday, in order to remain silent at the tribute site and pay tribute before going to add their own personal messages to the book.

Others went ashore on Saturday before the game and were joined by some Leicester stars including Harry Maguire and James Maddison, who are not available for the game.

Leicester returned to the Premier League in Cardiff last weekend, during which a goal by Demarai Gray signed a 1-0 win and set off thrilling scenes when players and fans joined to dedicate the victory to the memory of Vichai.

Fans patiently stood in line to sign the books and leave a personal message and their memories of Vichai

Many messages have thanked for the work done by Vichai in Leicester, which has achieved incredible success in the title

Supporters shared the silence as they watched through the many colors of the floral tribute out of the King Power

A fan stopped to take a picture while wearing a newly printed Leicester shirt bearing the name of the late president

The players joined the fans who made the first trip to the stadium, with defender Ben Chilwell helping to put flowers down for Vichai before paying him homage.

"It will be an exciting day but I can not wait to feel the atmosphere," wrote the English international on Instagram.

By participating in the efforts, Danny Simpson thanked supporters and club staff for doing all they could to make the site such a great tribute.

"I can not give enough credit to what the staff, fans, audience and the city as a whole have helped in the stadium," wrote the social media defender.

"It only shows how much love, respect, and appreciation we've had for The Boss. Today's atmosphere will be incredible, let's go guys again."

Leicester confirmed Friday that a permanent tribute to Vichai will be placed outside the stadium in the form of a statue of the 60-year-old.

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