Leicester City players arrive in Thailand ahead of owner's funeral

The removal from the stadium took place on Thursday

An elaborate funeral has begun for Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last week when his helicopter crashed in a vehicle park next to the English Premier League club's stadium.

Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai billionaire who purchased Leicester City in 2010 and oversaw the club's unlikely ascent from the English lower leagues to the Premier League crown, died along with four others after his private helicopter experienced difficulties moments after taking off from inside the King Power Stadium on October 27.

They left the United Kingdom hours after beating Cardiff City 1-0 in their first match since the disaster last Saturday.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel - who is believed to be the closest of all the Leicester players to Vichai - will also attend the funeral.

Puel's side secured a 1-0 win over Cardiff on in an emotional first game since the death of Srivaddhanaprabha, who they paid tributes to throughout the match.

The BBC says the funeral will be a private affair, followed by traditional Buddhist recitation ceremonies over seven days.

Under Srivaddhanaprabha's ownership, Leicester secured promotion to the top-flight in 2014 and, against odds of 5,000-1, won the 2015/16 Premier League title.

"I feel proud. It's been a really tough week for everyone".

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"He wasn't just a chairman, he always made sure that he went out of his way to get to know you on a personal level, with your families".

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, nicknamed "Top", Vichai's youngest child and King Power's chief executive officer, said last week that he has "received a very big mission and legacy" from his father.

"That took a lot, so proud of how everyone played today, how professional everyone was". We are a family and wanted to pay our last respects together'.

They stood for a minute's silence along with Leicester City staff and fans ahead of the kick-off.

"Demarai Gray scores for Leicester, pulls off his shirt to reveal a message with "For Khun Vichai" and then gets booked?"

Ms Nusara's funeral took place in Bangkok on Saturday.

But the mood changed when referee Probert followed the letter of the law and booked Gray under a mandatory Federation Internationale de Football Association rule that says players must not remove their shirt over their head.

But fifth placed Arsenal extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 games as French striker Lacazette smashed home from a tight angle in the 82nd minute.

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