Leicester City To Commemorate Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Birthday With Beer And Cup Cakes

Leicester City will celebrate what would have been Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's birthday by handing out free beer and cupcakes to fans during Saturday's home Premier League game against Bournemouth.

Back in October the football world and specifically Leicester City were hit with the tragic news that owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha had passed away after his plane crashed outside of the ground following the team's 1-1 draw with West Ham.

The crash killed Srivaddhanaprabha as well as his daughter, two other passengers and the pilot and the club had to get through its most difficult period.

The 60 year old Thai owner had taken the Foxes from a League One team into Premier League champions, overseeing an incredible period in the club's history prior to his death.

Back in 2016, when Leicester would go on to win the league, the owner celebrated his birthday by giving out free beer and doughnuts to the fans and their title win saw pizza and beer being given out as the celebration.

Next week would have been the former owners 61st birthday and with the team's closest home game being this weekend against Bournemouth they will commemorate his death with free beer and cupcakes:

In a statement on their website the club said, "To mark Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's birthday and to thank the Blue Army for their fantastic support this season, City Vice Chairman Aiyawatt and the Srivaddhanaprabha family have laid on complimentary Chang beer, water and cupcakes for every ticket-holding Foxes fan attending Saturday's game.

"Generosity towards the Foxes faithful at home and away games was a hallmark of Khun Vichai's Leicester City chairmanship, particularly around his birthday, with supporters being regularly treated to everything from free beer and breakfast, to scarves, t-shirts and even season tickets down the years.

"For the Chairman's first birthday following his tragic passing in October, it is a tradition the Srivaddhanaprabha family wish to maintain in his honour."

The club pay tribute to their owner ahead of the Burnley game. Image: PA Images
The club pay tribute to their owner ahead of the Burnley game. Image: PA Images

It's the perfect way for the club to honour the man that turned them into the most surprise Premier League winners in the history of the competition.

Ryan Sidle

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