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Claude Puel: 'I Am Fine, But Dreadfully Sad' About Leicester City Helicopter Crash

Claude Puel: 'I Am Fine, But Dreadfully Sad' About Leicester City Helicopter Crash

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has reassured fans that he is fine after the helicopter crash that occurred at the King Power Stadium.

A clip from a BBC news report started to circulate social media after it claimed that the 57-year-old Frenchman 'might' have been one of the people on board the helicopter, but he has now come out to dismiss those claims.

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"I am fine, but dreadfully sad," he told France Info (via Get French Football News). "It is a tragedy for the club.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"All of my thoughts are with the victims and their families and I want reassure all the people who are concerned about me. I am distraught, but I am well."

The incident took place after Leicester's 1-1 draw to West Ham United, with a private helicopter taking off from inside the King Power before it crashed outside in the car park.

One witness has said that Leicester 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel had rushed out to the scene and was deeply distressed by what had happened.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The 61-year-old Thai businessman was apparently on board the helicopter, while it has been confirmed that Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and director of football Jon Rudkin were not on board the helicopter.

It has recently been revealed that Srivaddhanaprabha, his daughter, two pilots and an "unidentified fifth person" were in the helicopter.





SPORTbible would like to send out its deepest condolences to Leicester City FC and all those who have been affected by this tragedy.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Claude Puel, Football News, Leicester City

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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