LEICESTER, England – Leicester players have brought thousands of fans to take a walk from the city center to the club stadium when football has returned home for the first time since the death of the owner who oversaw the transformation of the team into unlikely champions of the English Premier League.
The march ended near the crash scene of the helicopter near the King Power Stadium that killed the Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others after the last home game in Leicester two weeks ago.
Harry Maguire was among the players who participated in the "5,000-1 walk", which takes its name from the shares of the Leicester title for the 2015-16 season which ended with the trophy collected.
Inside the stadium, before the Premier League match against Burnley, fans watched in silence while a tribute video was being played at Vichai. Two minutes of silence honored the five victims of the disaster and marked the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The hundreds of soccer jerseys and the Leicester standards and beyond were placed outside the stadium in the days following the disaster were placed on the nearby railings. A carpet of floral tributes was formed in front of an image of Vichai and the word "head" in blue and white flowers.
They were inspected by Vichai's son, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, who is vice president.
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