Leicester City Honours Owner In Emotional Home Game Return

Leicester City FC honoured Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at their first home game since the owner's tragic death.

Thousands marched through the streets of Leicester on their way to King Power Stadium prior to their match with Burnley in memory of Khun Vichai.

The march, named the 5000-1 Walk after the odds Leicester had of winning the title in their fairytale Premier League season of 2015/2016, was led by the players who would not be taking part in the match.

Thousands march in the 5000-1 Walk to remember the club's owner. Image: Getty

The procession ended at the car park next to the stadium where the helicopter carrying Khun Vichai and four others lost their lives on October 27.

The carpark has become a shrine to Khun Vichai with flowers continuing to be delivered from around the world.

A photo of Khun Vichai stands in the middle behind a floral arrangement that reads 'The Boss'.

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Tributes in honour of the club's late Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at King Power Stadium. Image: Getty

Prior to the match, a six minute tribute was played to the stadium, reliving their history-changing Premier League title win.

The players and staff then made their way on to the pitch to observe two minutes of silence -- one for Khun Vichai and one for Armistice Day memorials taking place around the country.

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Every spectator was given a white scarf under their seat, which read 'Mr Chairman', and these were held up during the silence.

Lining the pitch and the fences were thousands of jerseys, sent from around the world to pay their respects to the club.

At the 60 minute mark -- the age Khun Vichai was when he died -- the crowd rose to their feet for minute-long standing ovation as his face was shown on the screens around the stadium.

It almost seemed like it was written in the script when Leicester's Jamie Vardy made a break during the ovation, but had his shot blocked.

The game ended in a goalless draw but fans stayed back to continue the commemorations.

Khun Vichai's son Aiyawatt came onto the field for lap of honour, and couldn't hold back the tears as he made his way around the stadium to a standing ovation, followed by the club's players and staff.

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha leads the Leicester City players on a lap in honour. Image: PA

In emotional scenes, many fans were also overcome with emotion for the man who changed their club and did so much for their city.