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Tributes pour in for Thai tycoon who steered Leicester City to ‘fairytale’ victory

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MEMBERS and fans of English football team Leicester City have paid homage to the soccer club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai billionaire who died in a tragic helicopter crash on Saturday.

Vichai was killed with four others shortly after leaving the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, following the team’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United, when the helicopter carrying him suddenly plummeted to the ground and exploding within minutes after it took off.

The father of four and owner of King Power International, Thailand’s largest duty-free retailer, has been hailed as a hero among football fans after he bought the underperforming and debt-ridden central England team in 2010, in a purchase that paved the way to winning the Premier League title in 2016.

When we lost the Title to Leicester City i was upset but not angry because of this guy…

He did exactly what we all love in football. He turned a Impossible Dream into Reality…

RIP Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha pic.twitter.com/MFZkQmpmrd

— Zayne (@Zayne55748341) October 28, 2018

The title win was described as one of football’s greatest fairy tales after the team defeated the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea to become........

© Asian Correspondent